Fatal Accident

A man in his 20s died at the scene of a motor vehicle accident last night near Naboutini along the Queens Road.

The victim was driving with three other passengers, when their vehicle allegedly hit a horse that was on the road side, resulting in the accident.

Due to the alleged impact of the accident, the vehicle veered off the road and tumbled down a nearby slope.

The victim who was originally from Nadi died at the scene, while the three passengers were conveyed to the Korovisilou Health Center and later transferred to Navua Hospital where they are currently admitted in stable condition.

The road death toll currently stands at 19 compared to 37 for the same period last year.

Investigations continue.