A motor vehicle accident yesterday claimed the life of a 69 year old woman – while three others are admitted in hospital.

The woman from Buca died while being rushed to the Labasa Hospital after the vehicle she was traveling in – veered off the road near the Waisali Hill in Lomaloma.

The vehicle was driven by the victim’s 37 year old son – who was accompanied by his thirty-five year old wife and their eight month old daughter.

The family was traveling from Savusavu heading to Bua to spend the weekend – when the suspect allegedly lost control of the vehicle at a bend on a hill -causing it to veer off to the right side of the road before hitting a rock which caused the vehicle to tumble upside down.

The suspect and his family are admitted at the Savusavu Hospital as investigations continue

The road death toll currently stands at 31 which is the same for the same period last year.

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