10-year-old girl in hospital after an accident along Princes Rd
Majority of accidents linked to speeding - Director Traffic

10-year-old girl in hospital after an accident along Princes Rd

Majority of accidents linked to speeding - Director Traffic

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Thursday 23/05/2024
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A 10-year-old girl is currently receiving medical treatment at the CWM Hospital following an accident along Princes Road in Tacirua.

Director of Traffic, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mitieli Divuana says the student was walking along Princes Road in Tacirua when she was allegedly hit by a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old man.

He says the suspect allegedly lost control of his vehicle, causing it to veer onto the other side of the road, resulting in the accident.

The student sustained injuries and is admitted at the CWM Hospital.

In another accident, SSP Divuana says a 57-year-old driver was rushed to the Nausori Health Centre yesterday morning after the truck he was driving veered off the road and landed upside down near a river.

The driver is receiving medical treatment at the Nausori Health Centre.

In the Western Division, an elderly woman, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her 32-year-old son, is receiving medical treatment at the Lautoka Aspen Hospital after it veered off Kings Road near Tuvu in Lautoka and landed in a drain.

SSP Divuana says as a result of the accident, the woman sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital, where she remains admitted.

The Director of Traffic stresses the need for drivers to be aware of the need to drive within the speed limit.

With the road death toll currently standing at 20 compared to 39, and the majority of the cases linked to speeding, SSP Divuana says drivers need to adopt a change of mindset and practice safe driving at all times.

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