Accidents

8 people in hospital after Sigatoka accident

A total of eight people are admitted at the Sigatoka hospital while the driver of one of the vehicles and a pregnant passenger were transferred to Lautoka hospital after being involved in a road accident yesterday near Sigatoka on the Queens Highway. Police Spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the accident was caused by a head-on collision. […]

Salote Qalubau

May 29, 2016 10:44 am

A total of eight people are admitted at the Sigatoka hospital while the driver of one of the vehicles and a pregnant passenger were transferred to Lautoka hospital after being involved in a road accident yesterday near Sigatoka on the Queens Highway.

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Two vehicles that were involved in the accident last night.

Police Spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the accident was caused by a head-on collision.

WEICAVU: “A serious accident happened yesterday near Sigatoka on the Queens Highway. Both accidents involved head-on collisions where drivers lose control of their vehicle and veered to the opposite lane causing the accident.”

“No one has been charged yet as drivers are still recovering at the hospital.”

Inspector Weicavu said these accidents are avoidable should drivers observe and follow basic simple road rules.

WEICAVU: “We all know that the number of vehicles on our roads have doubled or tripled as of today and it will continue to increase. This should give us an indication that the number of accidents too may increase hence, it is advisable that we drive with extreme care and attention and adhere to basic road rules for the safety of all road users.”

He added that drivers have been seen overtaking in bends and corners and through double lines.

WEICAVU: “It is also better to arrive late but safely to your next destinations then arriving early to everyone’s final destination 6 feet underground or to the hands of surgeons in the hospital.”

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