Three police officers escaped death following an incident where a digger brought down a power line during a routine stop along Princess road yesterday afternoon.

The three officers were conducting patrols as part of Operation Tatarovi II when they pursued a vehicle that was driving in a dangerous manner.

Recalling the incident at his home this morning in the presence of the Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu and Force Chaplain Reverend Isireli Kacimaiwai, the 25year old officer said he was fortunate to survive the accident.

Tudravu said the institution was relieved that no one was seriously injured or had lost their life in the accident yesterday.

He says while many will criticize their work and the institution, it’s incidents like these that will show people that they are putting their lives on the line every day to keep every Fijian safe.

Investigations will be looking into the negligent and reckless actions of the driver and whether he had complied with regulations when transporting heavy machinery.

The driver is being questioned at the Nausori Police Station.

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