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4 deaths on our roads in the first two weeks of 2016

Fiji Police urged road users to practice safe driving habits as the road death toll increased to four, compared to zero for the same period last year. A 50-year-old man and 45-year-old woman were the latest victims on the road when a car driven by a schoolteacher hit a tree at around 11.15pm last Wednesday in Qeleni Village, Taveuni. A […]

Peni Shute

January 12, 2016 9:29 am

Fiji Police urged road users to practice safe driving habits as the road death toll increased to four, compared to zero for the same period last year.

  • 50-year-old man and 45-year-old woman were the latest victims on the road when a car driven by a schoolteacher hit a tree at around 11.15pm last Wednesday in Qeleni Village, Taveuni.
  • A 23-year-old resort worker died in a road accident Nawai Rd in Nadi last Tuesday.  The rental car he was driving was involved in a head-on collision with a bus.  It is alleged he lost control of his vehicle and veered onto the opposite lane.
  • A 28-year-old woman lost her life in a separate road accident that occurred at Nabukavesi, at Lobau, along the Queens Road Highway last Tuesday.  The minibus she was travelling in veered off the road and collided with a FEA post.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro pleaded with the public to take care while on the road:

As investigations continue to determine the cause of the accident, the loss of another two lives should be a warning to all road users about the seriousness of adopting a change of mindset on road safety and the consequences it has for you and your loved ones.

Road accidents are avoidable if road users practise safe driving habits. This is the only way to avoid accidents as speeding or being drunk and incapable may not give them the opportunity to make timely decisions for the sake of their safety.

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A 23-year-old resort worker died in a road accident at Nawai Rd in Nadi. Photo:Facebook.

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