Accident: Mother and Son Demanded Rs 2 Million from SICOM
14 May 2013 - The Défi Media Group
They have never recovered from their occurred on December 5, 2012 at Red Sea accident. That day, a mother and her son were on a motorcycle when a van which was hit. They now trail the State Insurance Company of Mauritius Ltd (SICOM) to justice.
In their complaint drafted by the attorney Mr Vedakur Rampoortab, José Michel Jeannot and his mother Brigitte Deschamps tell the story of the accident, according to them, caused them huge losses. This took place on 5 December 2012, at Mer-Rouge.
Five months later, mother and son have triggered a civil suit against the SICOM, which ensures the offending van. Thus, these two residents of St. Croix calling together the sum of Rs 2,164,700 to SICOM. The trial will be called on 6 June 2013, the Supreme Court.
According to the complainants, the day of the accident, they were on motorcycle registered 5258 V the street Tromelin and then headed towards the building Captain Ray, Mer-Rouge. They argue that a junction, they stopped to see if the road was clear before continuing their journey. According to them, at the same time, the van registered 3026 MY 08, who came to the Quay D, do not stop and veered in front of their vehicle. The inevitable then happened.
The son and mother say they were both found on the ground, wounded. They were then taken to the hospital for treatment Jeetoo. Their motorcycle was damaged due to the accident.
Fault and negligence
For plaintiffs, this accident occurred through the fault, negligence and recklessness of the driver of van registered 3026 MY 08. They say the van is insured by the SICOM. So, it, according to the mother and son, "is liable for damages and prejudice" they suffered.
On the other hand, acques José Michel Jeannot and Brigitte Deschamps show the day of the accident, the van was traveling at high speed. They argue that the driver did not pay attention to the road to prevent the accident from happening.
Thus, they are claiming damages of Rs 2,164,700 to SICOM. This includes the cost of repairing their motorcycle, processing fees at the Apollo Bramwell hospital, doctor's fees and medicines and moral damages.
Both plaintiffs are represented by Mr Vedakur Rampoortab.