By ASHTOSH SINGH
A 17 year old student is the latest victim on our roads as a 44 year old director of Nadi is in police custody following an alleged fatal accident at Malolo, Queens Road, Nadi which claimed the life of the student.
The deceased was standing on the side of the road with his 19 year old friend when the vehicle driven by the 44 year old suspect allegedly hit him.
It is alleged the vehicle the suspect was driving went off the road while in the process of trying to overtake another vehicle.
A post mortem will be conducted while the suspect remains in custody.
Meanwhile, the road death toll currently stands at 27 compared to 31 for the same period last year.