Eight-year-old student loses life in road accident

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An eight-year-old student is believed to be the latest fatality on our roads this year.

The incident occurred at Vuda Back Road on at around 7pm last Saturday.

Fiji Police spokesperson Savaira Gonedua said the girl was walking along the road when the vehicle coming from Nadi lost control, veered off the road and bumped the victim.

The victim was conveyed to Lautoka Hospital by a passing vehicle and was later pronounced dead.

The driver who fled the scene of the accident was arrested yesterday.

The 23-year-old-farmer has been charged with one count of dangerous driving occasioning death and one count of failure to comply.

He will be produced in court tomorrow.

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