Fijis road death toll has jumped to 47, compared to 37 for the same period last year after two fatalities in the past 24 hours.
The first incident occurred between 8.30pm and 9pm along Adi Davila Road, Davuilevu, in which a six-year-old was hit by a vehicle. The victim had been selling cassava with his 14-year-old brother by the roadside when it is alleged he suddenly ran across the road and was hit by the vehicle traveling towards Davuilevu Housing.
He was rushed to the Nausori Health Centre and later to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital, where he died early this morning.
Police are requesting information that could help identify the vehicle involved as investigations continue.
In another incident last night, a 48-year-old man was hit by a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old woman along the Queens Road in Navo, Nadi, at about 9pm.
It is alleged the incident occurred when the victim was crossing the road. He was conveyed to the Nadi Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The suspect in this case was earlier booked for speeding in Korovuto, Nadi, 20 minutes prior to the tragic accident that allegedly claimed the life of the 48 year old in Navo.
Police said it was evident some motorists clearly disregarded road safety and continued to drive recklessly with a total disregard of others rights to be safe on our roads.
FIJI POLICE MEDIA CELL