Expat in Fiji killed in road accident

Published:  7 Jul at 11 AM
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An expat living in Fiji was killed when a vehicle crashed into his bike on the Drasa flats not far from the town of Lautoka.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro announced in a statement that the victim, who has yet to be named, worked for the United Nations Development Fund. She said that he was on route to the town of Rakiraki at around 7:30 on Monday morning when he was hit by a vehicle coming in the other direction.

Naisoro went on to say that the vehicle had reportedly overtaken a cane truck that was travelling between Ba and Lautoka when it crashed into the 45-year-old expat. She said that the victim was staying with his family in the Nadi Hotel in the Western Division when he went for an early morning bike ride.

She said that although charges had yet to be laid, investigations were ongoing, before adding that during the cane crushing season when trucks transporting the cane could be slow, it was important that motorists remained patient and not take unnecessary risks.

The fatal crash comes at a time when there have been increasing calls for drivers to exercise caution on the roads of the Pacific Islands.
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