Another death on our roads

A 23-year-old sales boy of Ra became the second road fatality within a few hours in the Western Division yesterday.

The deceased was travelling with 3 other passengers in a four wheel drive along Ellington road at 1725hrs when the deceased failed to negotiate a bend, causing the vehicle to tumble four times before hitting a FEA post.

The group is alleged to have been returning from a drinking party when the incident occurred.

The 23year old was rushed to the Rakiraki Hospital however was pronounced dead on arrival. The other 3 passengers were admitted with minor cuts.

The road death toll currently stands at 20 compared to 21 for the same period last year.


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