29th May 2017
A 38 year old labuorer of Nakurakua Nadi is believed to be the country’s latest victim on our roads.
The victim was driving along the Kings Road at Wairuku, Rakiraki when it veered off the road and landed in a drain yesterday afternoon.
He was returning from visiting family in Rakiraki and was travelling with a 24 year old man when the alleged incident occurred.
Both were rushed to the Rakiraki Hospital whereby the driver was died later that afternoon.
The 24 year old sustained injuries and is admitted under observation at the Rakiraki Hospital.
Meanwhile a man who was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a fatal accident on the 20th of this month in Sabeto passed away yesterday.
The driver has been discharged and will be questioned soon.
A woman remains admitted while the 11 year old boy has been discharged.
The post mortems of the two victims will be conducted soon.
The road death toll currently stands at 18 compared to 20 for the same period last year.