Savusavu man latest road fatality victim

January 15, 2024 12:50 pm

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A 53-year-old man from Savusavu has died in a road accident.

Director of Traffic, SSP Mitieli Divuana, says the incident occurred around 1:30 this morning at Savarekareka, along the Transinsular road in Savusavu.

A 56-year-old man was driving his vehicle with six other passengers, travelling towards Nabalebale village from Savusavu Town.

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It is alleged that the driver was driving the car under the influence of liquor.

Allegedly, the driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a bend and veered off the road.

SSP Divuana says all occupants of the vehicle were conveyed to Savusavu Hospital, treated, and sent home with minor injuries.

The 53-year-old, who was one of the passengers, was pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver is in police custody as the investigation continues.