Accident at Camp Levieux: School Van Operated Eithout a License
20 June 2013 - The Défi Media Group
School van involved in the accident at Camp Levieux Thursday was operating illegally. The owner of the vehicle does not have a 'School Bus License'.
The accident at Camp Levieux between a van and a school bus NTC raised anger and indignation in the area and had become the 'talk of the town' of Thursday, June 13 The school van registered 1310 AP 95 was hit by a bus of the National Transport Corporation (NTC), registered in 2576 JU 00 at the cross streets of France Boyer Giroday and Maxime Remy 8 to 30 h.
14 people, including 12 schoolchildren aged between 5 and 11, the driver Saheed H., 57 year-old resident Mont Roches and Lalita A., accompanist, who were aboard the van, were injured. Five of them were admitted to hospital and are out of danger.
At this point, police have not yet established the fault. However, we learned that the school van had no 'School Bus License' as required by law and is registered as a Private vehicle. As for H. Saheed, it appears that his license had been 'endorsed' in the past. He had found 'clean' three years later.
On his hospital bed Friday, Saheed H. The more he explains the Challenge "gently rolling" when the bus crashed into his van. As the owner of the school van, he confirmed that the vehicle involved in the accident did not have 'School Bus License. "The usual van was broken. I have two other vehicles in reserve, but they do not have operating permits for the school bus. According to regulations, we can replace a van with another, but the other must have its' School Bus License. It was impossible to find a van with this license at this time as all the other vehicles already in service, "says the owner.
As the bus driver of the NTC, Rakesh Ramessur, living Mare d'Albert, it is us that is listed by the police for various offenses. Police expect the recovery of the van driver to record his story.
The facts. Thursday morning, the bus leaves the NTC Camp Levieux. Directorate Curepipe. According to Rakesh Ramessur at the corner of France Boyer de la Giroday and Maxime Remy, he would "apply the brakes" to slow the bus to give way. He "looked to his right" and would "not seen the school van. "He adds that this is the van that would" hit the bus in front. "Following this impact, the van was projected on the right side of his vehicle injuring 14 people on board.
Anger and indignation
This incident has raised tension at Camp Levieux. Residents outraged and angry took to the streets. They point to the authorities in relation to the road conditions. The 'road markings' are not visible and there is no sign indicating that a motorist must stop further to yield. Stones were thrown at the windshield of the bus of the NTC. The Assistant superintendent of Police (ASP) Monvoisin and his team were able to calm the overheated minds, thus avoiding a possible riot.
Rakesh Ramessur was arrested by the police and spent the night in a police cell. He appeared before the court of Rose Hill on Friday under a provisional charge of 'involuntary wounds and blows by imprudence. " He had to pay a deposit of Rs 35,000 and sign an acknowledgment of debt of Rs 100,000 for parole. The survey is under the supervision of the Superintendent (SP) Pedro and Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dip, head of Western Division assistant.