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August 02, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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A 73-year-old woman is the latest fatality on Fiji's roads.

The deceased was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 42-year-old of Vomo Street in Lautoka.

Fiji Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the vehicle was traveling from Sigatoka towards Nadi when the driver allegedly fell asleep and bumped the rear to the cane truck.

The lady was rushed to Nadi and transferred to Lautoka Hospital where she later died at yesterday afternoon.
 
The driver is admitted at Nadi hospital under observation.

Meanwhile,a 50-year-old taxi driver of Nasilivata Rd, Nadera bumped a 32-year-old woman at Wainibuku in Nasinu whilst crossing towards ST Joseph Primary School on her way to Suva.
 
Sokomuri said woman received injuries on her forehead and is admitted in the ICU Unit at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva.
 
He said the taxi driver was cautiously interviewed and warned for prosecution.
 
The road death toll now stands at 21 road compared to 23 for the same period last year.

By Ropate Valemei



 

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