August 28, 2016 3:01 pm

2 dead, 8 in hospital after two separate accidents

The driver of the private vehicle that was involved in the accident with the ambulance has died. This was confirmed by Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro. The incident occurred at Navesi near Monfort Boys Town at 9.20am. A 54-year-old man of Maruru, Ba died when the private car he was driving collided with an oncoming twin […]

The driver of the private vehicle that was involved in the accident with the ambulance has died.

This was confirmed by Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro.

The incident occurred at Navesi near Monfort Boys Town at 9.20am.

54-yr-old man dies after Ba accident, 9 in hospital

AUGUST 28, 2016 11:37am

A 54-year-old man of Maruru, Ba died when the private car he was driving collided with an oncoming twin cab early this morning.

(L-R) The accident in Ba this morning, the two vehicles involved in the Veisari accident. (Fiji Police Force and Shalendra Datt)
(L-R) The accident in Ba this morning, the two vehicles involved in the Veisari accident. (Fiji Police Force and Shalendra Datt)

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the man was heading towards Wailailai from Ba town with three other passengers when his vehicle collided head-on with the oncoming vehicle.

The incident occurred at 4.15 this morning.

NAISORO: “They were heading from Ba Town towards Wailailai when it is alleged their vehicle suddenly went to the other lane to turn right into Itatoko Road and collided with an oncoming twin cab.”

Naisoro said the driver died instantly at the scene while his three passengers are in serious condition at the Lautoka hospital.

She said the driver of the other vehicle is admitted at the Ba Hospital while his 42-year-old passenger is admitted in serious condition at the Lautoka Hospital.

Meanwhile, at 9.20am another road accident occurred at Navesi near Monfort Boys Town.

She said the vehicle went off road and two passengers were trapped inside.

NAISORO: “An ambulance was on its way to attend the scene when it collided with another vehicle whereby the officers inside the ambulance were seriously injured.”

She said the four victims have been rushed to Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

Naisoro said that investigations are underway.

Another minor accident occurred in Veisari this morning.

The road death toll currently stands at 36 compared to 43 for the same period last year.