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Suspect charged with death of 2-year-old child

July 6, 2017 11:31 pm

The 30-year-old man alleged to have caused the death of a two-year-old child has been formally charged.

The accused had earlier appeared in court for a charge of dangerous driving causing harm as he is also alleged to have bumped a 23 year old woman.

Following the death of the 2-year-old on the 1st of this month, the accused has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death.

He will be produced at the Suva Magistrates Court later today.

The two-year-old victim had been walking with a 23 year old woman along the footpath near Tamavua Village on the 24th of June when they were both bumped by a vehicle driven by a 30 year old man.

The 23-year-old had sustained injuries and was discharged on the 29th of June while the two-year-old victim remained admitted in critical condition, until she passed away on the 1st of July.