Accidents

6-yr-old student dead after being hit by a vehicle

A six‑year‑old student died after she was involved in an accident at Kalokalo Crescent yesterday. In a statement, Director Traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra said the student allegedly ran across the road from the rear side of the bus and was hit by a vehicle driven by a 31‑year old salesman. MISHRA: “The victim was rushed to the […]

Peni Shute

June 24, 2016 8:16 am

A six‑year‑old student died after she was involved in an accident at Kalokalo Crescent yesterday.

In a statement, Director Traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra said the student allegedly ran across the road from the rear side of the bus and was hit by a vehicle driven by a 31‑year old salesman.

MISHRA: “The victim was rushed to the CWM Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. The driver is currently in custody as investigations continue.”

Meanwhile in another incident recorded in the Western Division, a 10-year-old boy was hit by a private car driven by a 26-year-old man of Saru, Lautoka when he allegedly ran across the road along Namoli Avenue last night.

MISHRA: “The incident occurred at 1925hrs when the child was heading into the city with his father. The driver failed to stop after the accident and was found later and brought in for questioning.”

SSP Mishra said the child is admitted at the Lautoka Hospital for observation while the driver remains in custody as investigations continue.

MISHRA: “Again we plead to drivers to be mindful of children and at the same time reiterate the need for parents and guardians to talk about proper road behavior with their children. As we enter the long weekend, the Fiji Police Force would like to request parents and guardians to spend time with their children talking about road safety issues.”

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