Latest road accidents claim two lives

November 28, 2022 5:15 am

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Two lives have been lost in separate road accidents over the weekend.

The first accident occurred last Friday evening along Princess Road near Colo-i-Suva, which claimed the life of a 29-year-old man.

The victim was a passenger in a car driven by a 28-year-old man residing in Wainibuku, Nakasi.

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Police say the suspect does not have a driver’s license and was also allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

It is alleged the driver lost control of the vehicle causing it to veer off the road.

The victim died at the scene.

The investigation continues.

The second accident occurred yesterday afternoon near Yadua, Sigatoka where a 37-year-old man allegedly hit a 23-year-old farmer from Waibogi, Settlement.

Police say suspect was driving under the influence of liquor when his vehicle collided with an oncoming vehicle.

He then allegedly tried to flee the scene after the accident.

He is in custody at the Sigatoka Police Station as the investigation continues.