The man accused of being involved in a fatal accident last Saturday appeared in court today.
Eroni Nacanieli Calevu is charged with a number of dangerous journeys leading to death and a number of violations that appeared in Lautoka County Court today.
His lawyer, Mosese Naivalu, says his client did not flee the scene, but panicked and hid in a church.
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It is believed that Calevu lost control of the vehicle he was driving, causing it to deviate from the road and meet a seven-year-old girl walking down the street.
She was later taken to Lautoka Hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
Police corporal Mereisa Seavula emphatically refused to assert the rights of an accused on bail.
Naivalu argued in court that his primary bail considerations had nothing to do with the victim’s age.
Naivalu told the court that Calevu’s family visited the victim’s family at 10 a.m. today and traditionally apologized, consisting of $ 3,000 and a taboo.
His lawyer stated that the defendant’s family also offered to pay for the funeral.
The deposit will be negotiated tomorrow.
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