AC­CI­DENT Girl, 10, Hit By Car, In Hos­pi­tal

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SELITA BOLANAVANUA, WATI TALEBULA Edited by Epineri Vula Feed­back: selita.bolanavanua@fi­jisun.com.fj

A10-year-old girl is ad­mit­ted at the CWM Hos­pi­tal af­ter she was hit by a car yes­ter­day morn­ing. Mere­oni Liku of Sawani Pri­mary School was walk­ing to school with two other stu­dents, who are her un­cles, when the ac­ci­dent hap­pened.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at Naitaqiri bend along Princes Road near Colo-i-Suva at about 7am.

Her grand­fa­ther, Taito Ri­nawai, said they were hop­ing for a quick re­cov­ery. Speak­ing to the Fiji Sun at 7.30pm last night, Mr Ri­nawai said his grand­daugh­ter was still on Nil By Mouth (NBM) from the morn­ing. “I was re­ally shocked when I heard the news this morn­ing,” he said.

“One of our neigh­bours called me to in­form me about what hap­pened, so I left ev­ery­thing and rushed to the scene which was just few me­tres from home.

“We are pray­ing for her re­cov­ery.” Mr Ri­nawai said that Mere­oni was his daugh­ter’s only child.

He added that his grand­daugh­ter was com­plain­ing of chest pain, back pain and couldn’t move her body. Mean­while, a wit­ness who was trav­el­ling from Nau­sori to Suva, said when they got to the scene, there were few cars parked.

“The red car, which was driven by a woman, is be­lieved to have lost con­trol, veered off the road and hit the girl,” she said.

“There were oth­ers who stopped at the scene to of­fer help, so they lifted the car and pulled the lit­tle girl out.” The wit­ness said she could see blood on Mere­oni’s head and ears, but was not too sure of the se­ri­ous­ness of the in­juries.

“She was all muddy.”

She added that they had to rush Mere­oni to the Nau­sori Hos­pi­tal. Po­lice spokesper­son Jokatama Qio con­firmed the in­ci­dent and said the girl was trans­ferred to the CWM Hos­pi­tal from Nau­sori.

I was re­ally shocked when I heard the news... One of our neigh­bours called me to in­form me about what hap­pened, so I left ev­ery­thing and rushed to the scene which was just few me­tres from home. We are pray­ing for her re­cov­ery. Taito Ri­nawai Mere­oni Liku’s grand­fa­ther

Photo: Wati Talebula

Taito Ri­nawai at the CWM Hos­pi­tal on July 13, 2018.

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