Accident claims life of one, seven others admitted in hospital

A man in his 30s is believed to be the country’s latest road fatality victim.

according to police, the victim from Laselevu Village was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a man in his late 40s when it veered off the road along Tabanimako along the Sawani/Serea Road early this morning.

“Seven others who were passengers in the same vehicle are admitted at the Vunidawa Hospital while an 18-year-old is admitted at the Naqali Health Center and will be transferred to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital,” said police in a statement.

The driver is currently being questioned at the Nausori Police Station as investigations continue.

The road death toll currently stands at 30 compared to 47 for the same period last year.