Multiple weekend accidents highlight driver fatigue

July 8, 2024 11:36 am

[Source: Fiji Police Force/ Facebook]

A number of serious accidents were recorded over the weekend attributed to driver fatigue and pedestrians at fault.

Police say on Saturday night in Waidalice in Korovou, a vehicle driven by a man conveying four others veered off the Wailau Bridge near Waidalice, as a result of driver fatigue.

The accident occurred before 9pm and it is alleged that the suspect fell asleep.

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Three of the victims were transferred to the CWM Hospital where they remained admitted, while the driver and the fourth passenger were treated and discharged.

In another accident, a 27-year-old man is admitted to the CWM Hospital after he was hit by a vehicle driven by a 41-year-old man along Ratu Mara Road.

It is alleged that the victim suddenly crossed the road resulting in the accident.

Yesterday, a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old man veered onto the opposite lane in Nasole, Valelevu and collided with a vehicle driven by a 53-year-old woman.

The victim was conveyed to the Valelevu Health Centre and later transferred to the CWM Hospital.

In another accident recorded in the Southern Division, a vehicle driven by a 47-year-old man is alleged to have veered onto the opposite lane near Tamavua Village, and collided with a bus.

Due to the impact, a third vehicle driven by a 37-year-old man was also damaged in the accident.

The 47-year-old suspect is currently admitted at the CWM Hospital.

This morning, Nausori Police attended to a serious accident near Dilkusha Road.

The driver sustained serious injuries and was conveyed to the Nausori Health Center for medical treatment.