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Man dies in late night accident

October 14, 2019 7:11 am

A 48-year-old man from Navutulevu Village is the country’s latest road fatality.

Police say the man was a passenger in a truck driven by a 31-year-old man died following a motor vehicle accident last night.

The accident occurred along the Queens Road near Naboutini in Serua.

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Police say the truck which was loaded with sand was heading towards Sigatoka when the driver allegedly failed to negotiate a sharp bend resulting in the accident.

The victim and a second passenger were rushed to the Korolevu Health Center but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The second victim has been transferred to the Lautoka Hospital and is admitted in critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and police are still searching for him.

The road death toll currently stands at 45 compared to 59 for the same period last year.

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