Police probe death of 17yo who jumped from moving bus

Fiji’s Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old student who sustained fatal injuries after jumping out of a moving bus and getting trapped under one of its tires in Naila, Nausori.

The incident which happened yesterday afternoon has prompted the Fiji Police Force Fore Chief Operations Officer (COO) Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Livai Driu to urge bus drivers to prioritise the safety of their passengers.

He also highlighted that bus drivers have the authority to remove passengers from the bus if it has exceeded its capacity or if passengers are behaving in a disorderly manner.

“We are also calling on school students to respect the bus drivers and practice safety while travelling on the bus. Bus drivers has that huge responsibility while driving and things will only get worse for them if students or other passengers act in a manner which compromises everyone else’s safety.”

The driver is in police custody.

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