A bus wrecked after hitting a teenager
31 Mars 2011
The spirits are are heated this Wednesday, March 30 to the Cornu, Sainte-Croix. College students ransacked a bus after it had overturned a teenager.
At 13, he risks losing the use of his left leg. Jordan Sebline was seriously injured following a road accident at Le Cornu, St. Croix, in the afternoon of Wednesday, March 30. The tragedy happened when the teenager, a college student pre-vocational Père Laval, tried to board a moving bus.
It is about 14:30, time after school, where Jordan ran back Sebline the bus stop as her classmates. On the teenager tried to board the vehicle. But the driver refused to stop.
Unbalanced, Jordan fell on the pavement and his left leg ended up under the front wheel of the vehicle. Her screams alerted neighbours. Very angry, local residents and passengers of the bus, mostly college students Pere Laval, ransacked the bus. The driver and receiver have been forced to flee.
A motorcyclist stopped to provide first aid to Jordan Sebline, bleeding profusely. Immediately alerted the police of Holy Cross transported the boy to the hospital Dr. AG Jeetoo, Port Louis.
In late afternoon on Wednesday the police got holding of the driver and ticket collector. The first was submitted to a breath test before being interviewed.
Local residents, angry, were trying to justify violent actions of their neighbours. "All the complaints we have made to the authorities concerning the conduct of bus drivers, have gone unheeded!A tragedy has occurred and people react," says Gino, a resident of Le Cornu.
At the hospital Dr. AG Jeetoo, relatives and teachers pray for the youth to recover. "Merely the idea that he may lose the use of his leg gives us chilling.We intend to take drastic measures at the school administration for such an incident does not recur, " says Bruno Baillache.
Upon his arrival at the hospital, the young man had to undergo delicate surgery. Doctors said the possibility of it being cut should not be dismissed because the victim has a significant fracture and severe injuries.
This is not the first time such an incident occurs. In February 2009, Dhamina Hallomun, a student of London College, aged 11, had a leg amputated following a road accident at Red Earth. She was pushed by a person while trying to board a bus individually. Following this incident, nearly 200 people in Terre-Rouge had demonstrated in protest against the conduct of employees of individual buses.