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Container truck driver questioned and released, investigations continue

Police investigations into the container truck accident at the Edinburgh Drive roundabout in Walu Bay on Thursday afternoon is now centered on possible ‘criminal negligence’ on the part of the truck driver. Police Spokesperson, Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the container truck driver has been questioned and released. The container truck driver that caused a horrific accident at Suva’s Walu […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka and Ashutosh Singh

April 2, 2016 12:10 pm

Police investigations into the container truck accident at the Edinburgh Drive roundabout in Walu Bay on Thursday afternoon is now centered on possible ‘criminal negligence’ on the part of the truck driver.

Police Spokesperson, Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the container truck driver has been questioned and released.

The container truck driver that caused a horrific accident at Suva’s Walu bay roundabout has been questioned by police and released.

Inspector Weicavu said investigation towards ‘criminal negligence’ is underway.

We would like to warn all container drivers to make sure that the container is locked and safe on their truck before driving out. This should be a lesson to all container drivers and company owners. If this was the practice in the past then they should stop it now.

Yesterday, Inspector Weicavu said the accident which occurred when the container fell off the back of the truck and landed on a passing vehicle could have been avoided.

Initial investigations reveal the container was not properly locked onto the back tray of the truck.

The 51-year-old truck driver remains in our custody and we expect to question him soon.

Inspector Weicavu said the 33-year old driver of the crushed car remains under observation at the Colonial War Memorial hospital while his passenger was released with minor injuries, on Thursday.

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