5th June 2017
Two men are dead following a motor vehicle accident involving three cars last night.
The incident occurred along the Queens Road near, Navutu, Sigatoka at about 9pm.
One of the victim was driving a vehicle when it is alleged that while trying to overtake another vehicle he hit an oncoming car which was heading towards Navua from Lautoka and in the process a third vehicle was also hit.
The driver and a 26 year old man sitting in the front seat died while a third victim who was sitting in the back seat sustained serious injuries and is admitted in critical condition at the Lautoka Hospital.
The occupants of the other two vehicles are admitted at the Nadi and Lautoka Hospital as investigations continue.
The road death toll currently stands at 21 compared to 20 for the same period last year.
Director Traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra said it is of great concern that within a span of a few days four lives have been lost on our roads.
He adds people need to reassess the way they look at road safety and know that everyone be it a driver or pedestrian has a role to play.
SSP Mishra said stakeholders are doing everything possible to create awareness about road safety however based on the number of bookings made for speeding and drunk and drive it is evident that some continue to gamble with their lives and that of others without considering the suffering it will cause.
He adds the only way to prevent further loss of life or injury will be for people to change their attitude about how to behave on Fiji’s roads.