Accident at Solferino Ruined Holiday Of a French Couple
6 January 2013 - Le Mauricien
A French citizen, a man named George is in a coma at the hospital after suffering Jeetoo a road accident on December 28. Bicycle he was riding was hit by a car at Solferino. Testimony of his wife Ariane, a Mauritian based in France for several years.
It is accompanied by two cousins Ariane is presented in writing to tell how Mauritian holiday with her boyfriend George have turned to tragedy. Still confused, she said they had not recovered from his emotions and have difficulty "assimilate what he said." "It is not for me to blame anyone," she advance.
The tone is hesitant, cautious ... Ariane wants diplomat possible. And we feel this desire not to offend any sensibilities. Everything begins December 10, 2012. The French couple is offered as every two years, holidays to Mauritius to celebrate Christmas with family and "to allow George, who loves cycling, enjoy nature." "He does everything by bike ... He likes fresh air and that is why We plan to come and settle in Mauritius the next three years," says Ariane.
Friday, December 28, Georges Bamboo leaves for 15 h Floréal to 30. At 19 hours, not seeing him return, Ariane worries and research engages with residents of Bamboo. "We realize then that he has really been an accident," she says. "We try to know what hospital he was taken, but in vain. In total degradation, we went to the police Candos who has returned to that of Quatre-Bornes where we could identify his personal effects. '
It is then 21 hours. George was hit by a car rental. "He returned from Bamboo, by the main road of Solferino, the vehicle would have swept the back says Ariane, yet he knew that in Mauritius, people drive fast. "" He told me the day he had almost run over ... And this is what is finally produced. He was aware of the risks and had invested in a fluorescent vest. Moreover, the bike is black. In daylight, we could not see it! '
George admitted to hospital Jeetoo, is in a coma for eight days. He suffered head trauma and several broken ribs. The information in the Intensive Care Unit filter dropper, add Ariane, even if the family is grateful for care provided to their loved one.
However, neither the support of his family nor the hospital staff fails to appease the revolt of Ariane. The driver of the rental car would not stop. "Everything seems to indicate that there was a hit and run. We met at the station that witnesses have told us. Accidents can happen, but not non-assistance to a person in danger, "says the wife of George.
According to Ariane, "the car in question has been identified, but the drunk driver still has not returned." "We had a long discussion with the police Quatre-Bornes in the day of 31 December. They have assured us that the investigation was ongoing and that the identity of the speeder will soon be known, "she said, reaffirming his confidence in the police force.
For its part, the Office of the Press Police confirms the accident. The investigation is under the responsibility of the police station Quatre-Bornes. This "hit and run" on the cyclist is, according to the family, reminiscent of the fatal accident in New France in May 2012, "we have made various monitoring through internet." George could be repatriated to France this weekend if his condition "considered very serious" stabilizes.