5 Apr 2004

Fiji PM's car hits child

2:01 pm on 5 April 2004

The Fiji Prime MInister's official vehicle has hit a six year old girl in a village on the highway between Nadi and Sigatoka.

The child has injuries to her head and shoulder.

The car was taking Laisenia Qarase to a function and was under police escort.

Officials say the child ran out in front of the car.

But villagers say the convoy was travelling over the speed limit.