Road ac­ci­dent: Cuvu Top driver to be probed

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The driver of the ve­hi­cle who was al­legedly in­volved in an ac­ci­dent at Cuvu Top, Si­ga­toka, last Satur­day will be ques­tioned soon. Po­lice Spokesper­son Ana Naisoro said: “The driver of the ve­hi­cle that went off road at Cuvu top pre­sented him­self at the Nadi Hos­pi­tal late last night. “He was treated and dis­charged and will be ques­tioned soon. In­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tinue.”

The ac­ci­dent took place af­ter the ve­hi­cle al­legedly failed to ne­go­ti­ate a left-turn and the ve­hi­cle veered off the road.

The Fiji Po­lice Force is also ad­vis­ing the pub­lic to be more re­spon­si­ble road users dur­ing this fes­tive sea­son. This comes af­ter in­creas­ing con­cerns shown by the Traf­fic De­part­ment monthly trend high­light­ing that from 2006 to 2016 speed­ing con­tin­ued to be the lead­ing cause of road deaths on Fiji’s roads. Di­rec­tor Traf­fic Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice Ma­hesh Mishra said: “The Fiji Po­lice Force is hop­ing peo­ple will plan their ac­tiv­i­ties ac­cord­ingly to avoid be­ing caught in sit­u­a­tions that can re­sult in death. “The most num­ber of road deaths are usu­ally recorded be­tween the months of Oc­to­ber to Jan­uary when fes­tiv­i­ties are at its peak.

“We are also re­it­er­at­ing the role pedes­tri­ans have in road safety as al­ready this year 10 causes of fa­tal ac­ci­dents have been at­trib­uted to pedes­tri­ans be­ing at fault.”

He said mo­torists, pedes­tri­ans and the Po­lice needed to work to­gether to wit­ness an en­joy­able fes- tive sea­son free of road ac­ci­dents and fa­tal­i­ties.

Po­lice are ap­peal­ing to the pub­lic re­gard­ing the hit-and-run case where the body of a 30-year-old mother was found ly­ing on the road near Vo­livoli last month. The peo­ple liv­ing around that area are re­quested to pro­vide any in­for­ma­tion to the Po­lice that may lead to the ar­rest of a sus­pect by call­ing Crime Stop­pers on 919. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

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