Fam­ily of dead driver in sta­ble con­di­tion

Fiji Sun - - Nation - ASHNA KU­MAR Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

A 45-year-old woman and her three-yearold child who were in­volved in a fa­tal ac­ci­dent at Var­avu, Ba, over the week­end are now in a sta­ble con­di­tion at the Lau­toka Hos­pi­tal.

Sarita and two chil­dren, Amos, 3; and Sylvia, 1; sur­vived the crash and Po­lice spokesper­son Ana Naisoro con­firmed that the sec­ond child had been dis­charged. 47-year-old Atish Varma, who was driv­ing the fam­ily back home, was killed in­stantly by an on­com­ing ve­hi­cle driven by a 38-yearold driver.

Po­lice said the ve­hi­cle “burst its tyres caus­ing the ve­hi­cle to veer onto the op­po­site lane and col­lided with Mr Varma’s ve­hi­cle” which killed him in­stantly on Satur­day. Po­lice spokesper­son Ana Naisoro said yes­ter­day: “A 47-year-old man died in the ac­ci­dent but we have to wait for the post mortem re­sult.” The driver who was in­volved in the fa­tal ac­ci­dent has been ques­tioned and re­leased.

The road death toll cur­rently stands at 27 com­pared to 34 for same pe­riod last year.

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