Head-on crash kills man as wife, son are hospitalised

Fiji’s road death toll has nearly doubled when compared to the same period last year after a 35-year-old man died instantly when another vehicle collided head-on with his car in Nadi last night.

Fijian police sought the assistance of National Fire Authority personnel to retrieve the deceased’s body from the wreckage whilst his wife and son who were also in the vehicle with him were hospitalised.

Police said the incident happened after 9 pm along Queens Road near Westfield. The victim was driving towards his residence in Votualevu with his wife and son when the other vehicle driven by a 23-year-old man who police said was driving under the influence of alcohol veered onto their lane.

The victim’s wife and son were conveyed to the Nadi Hospital and later transferred to the Lautoka Hospital where they remain admitted whilst the suspect who is from Vitogo remains in custody as investigations continue.

The national road death toll currently stands at 40 compared to 22 for the same period last year.

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