A family of three from Lautoka died following a motor vehicle accident in Ba last night.

The accident occurred along the Kings Road at Navau in Ba when a private vehicle driven by the first victim a 23 year old man allegedly failed to stop and made a right turn in front of the bus resulting in the accident.

Due to the impact the two women traveling in the same vehicle died.

The 23 year old’s mother is currently admitted in serious condition at the Lautoka Hospital while a passenger in the bus sustained injuries and is currently admitted at the Ba Mission Hospital.

The road death toll currently stands at 66 compared to 66 for the same period last year.

Meanwhile,Officers from the Police Special Response Unit assisted a family of seven after their vehicle veered off the road along the Namelimeli stretch in Navua yesterday.

The officers were traveling to the Western Division to assist with the festive season Operations when they came across the incident.

Officers from the PSRU are trained in First Aid and Pre-hospital and Incident Control Management and were able to utilize the knowledge gained from the training into helping the family.

The six children and one adult after being initially treated at the accident scene by officers were taken to the Navua Hospital by the PSRU team.

They have all since been treated and sent home.

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