A 29-year-old man of Nayawa village, Laselase in Sigatoka has died at the Lautoka Hospital after he was hit by a vehicle last night.
The victim, a farmer had suddenly crossed the road when he was hit by a taxi.
The 30 year old taxi driver of Nadi is currently in police custody.
A post mortem will be conducted soon.
The road death toll now stands at 16 compared to 18 for the same period last year.
Meanwhile two other pedestrians have been admitted in the hospital for similar incidents.
A 64-year-old man is admitted in the ICU Ward at the Lautoka Hospital after he was hit by a car along the Queens Rd, Saweni.
The 48-year-old driver involved in the accident remains in police custody.
The second accident occurred at Naibale, Korolevu.
A 47 year old pastor of Nawanawa Road in Nadera Nasinu was interviewed and released after he allegedly hit a 25 year old man who was crossing the road.
The victim is currently admitted at the Lautoka Hospital after sustaining injuries.