Tavua

6-year-old in critical condition after being hit by car

A Year 1 student of Tavua Primary School is in a critical condition at the Lautoka Hospital Intensive Care Unit after she was hit by a private car at Yasiyasi, Tavua along the Kings Road yesterday afternoon. The six-year-old girl was crossing the road after getting off from the bus when she got hit.  A […]

Staff Writers

April 21, 2016 10:11 am

A Year 1 student of Tavua Primary School is in a critical condition at the Lautoka Hospital Intensive Care Unit after she was hit by a private car at Yasiyasi, Tavua along the Kings Road yesterday afternoon.

The six-year-old girl was crossing the road after getting off from the bus when she got hit.  A 21-year-old businessman was driving the car.

Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu advised drivers and the general public to be careful when using the roads.

“We have been advising drivers to be very careful when approaching a bus discharging passengers, especially students during after school hours in the afternoon because this has happened so many times before hence, we always warned drivers to be very careful when driving near school vicinities and when approaching school bus or normal public bus discharging passengers in the afternoon and before schools starts in the morning.”

“All drivers should be mindful of this as it is just mere common sense to understand that and practice it as defensive and qualified drivers on our roads. I’m saying this time and again because it happened to your children or to your family members and relatives. It doesn’t take a genius to know this. Remember kids will always be kids so please we all have a duty to look after them wherever they are, be it at home, in school, on the bus or on the road.”

Inspector Josaia added that parents who wait for their children after school in the afternoon are strongly advised to wait on the side where his or her children will disembark.

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