Driver charged after 7-year-old girl dies in Vuda Back Road accident

Driver charged after 7-year-old girl dies in Vuda Back Road accident

By Semi Turaga
Monday 11/01/2021
[image: Fiji Police]

A seven-year-old girl died in a road accident along the Vuda Back Road on Saturday night.

Police say the student was walking along Vuda Back Road when a vehicle returning from Nadi veered off the road and hit her.

She was taken to the Lautoka Hospital by a passing vehicle and was later pronounced dead.

Police say the driver who fled the scene of the accident was arrested yesterday.

The 23-year-old farmer has been charged with one count of dangerous driving occasioning death and one count of failure to comply.

He will appear in court tomorrow.



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