Ac­ci­dent lands mother with mul­ti­ple frac­tures

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SHRATIKA SINGH Edited by Naisa Koroi

Anurse and mother is hop­ing that she will go home soon to look af­ter her two-yearold daugh­ter.

Lo­raini Vu­son­iceva, 28, who is still breast­feed­ing her baby, lies in hos­pi­tal suf­fer­ing a frac­tured left pelvic bone, two frac­tured left ribs, cuts and bruises on her feet and chest.

She is ad­mit­ted at the Labasa Hos­pi­tal af­ter a ve­hi­cle bumped her on Thurs­day as she was walk­ing to work on Siberia Road, Po­lice have said.

“Here I am un­able to move and walk and un­able to breast­feed my daugh­ter,” Ms Vosan­iceva told Fiji Sun yes­ter­day.

“The ac­ci­dent hap­pened so fast that I found my­self sur­prised to be in hos­pi­tal, un­able to move my body.”

Re­call­ing the hor­rific or­deal, Ms Vosan­iceva said: “Be­fore 8am I left my house walk­ing to work on the normal route. “On that day I heard the ve­hi­cle but by the time I turned to my left I saw it spin on the road be­fore hit­ting me.

“I fell down and be­fore I lost con­scious­ness, I saw the ve­hi­cle land on its side in front of me.

“I was later told that my un­cle rushed me to the hos­pi­tal while the driver was stand­ing on the road,” she said.

While she rests on her hos­pi­tal bed, Ms Vosan­iceva’s baby is cur­rently be­ing cared for by a grand­mother. “My daugh­ter just turned two and I have been breast­feed­ing her. Ms Vu­son­iceva said: “Since I am not able to move, my mother im­me­di­ately came home to look af­ter my daugh­ter.

My daugh­ter came to visit me, cry­ing per­haps she was think­ing why I didn’t hold her like I used to do be­fore. I have been on nil by mouth since the time of the ac­ci­dent be­cause the doc­tors be­lieve that I have bleed­ing in­side and they want to make sure through var­i­ous tests if I am re­ally okay. Po­lice spokesper­son Ana Naisoro said the car was driven by a 27-yearold me­chanic of Siberia.

“The 28-year-old woman who was walk­ing on the right-hand side of the road was bumped by the driver,” Ms Naisoro said.

“The vic­tim is ad­mit­ted at Labasa Hos­pi­tal sus­tain­ing in­juries. In­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.”

She said they will con­duct fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions and other pro­ceed­ings af­ter they have in­ter­viewed Ms Vu­son­iceva.

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