Camp Levieux, NTC Bus Driver: "I Braked Before the 'Main' But I Have Not Seen the Van"
15 June 2013 - The Défi Media Group
Another bus NTC that shook the public. This time, a vehicle collided with a school corporation van with 14 passengers, including 12 schoolchildren aged 5 to 12 years at Camp Levieux.
14 injured, six of them remain hospitalized. The driver of the NTC said he slowed before embarking on the main road.
A lack of vigilance could have been fatal. Rakesh Ramessur, 38, the driver of the National Transport Corporation (NTC) involved in the collision with a school van, the police said that he "knows the way" Camp-Levieux.
"I knew there was a main road in front of me. Before arriving at the junction, I applied the brakes to slow down. I looked right, I did not see the van, "says Rakesh Ramessur in his testimony. He also said that the van hit his bus in front. After investigation, the police arrested Rakesh Ramessur and kept in a cell. In the late afternoon he suffered from health problems and was rushed to the hospital Dr AG Jeetoo. After receiving treatment, he returned to the cell.
Thursday morning, leaving Rakesh Ramessur Curepipe headed for Camp Levieux. He was again the route in reverse, when the accident occurred around 8:30 am.
The bus was on the road NTC France Boyer de la Giroday. At the junction with the main road, he said he applied his brakes to pass the intersection. This is where it struck a school van on the left. The van came to his right from the street Maxime Remy. In shock, the van overturned on its right side injuring 12 students, more Said, 51, the driver and his companion, Lalita, 48.
The bus driver was quick to leave his car and take her legs around his neck, fearing the vengeance of the people of the area are known to have hot blood. The recipient and eight bus passengers were uninjured.
14 injured in van were rushed to Victoria Hospital, Candos. This incident angered at Camp Levieux. A mob took to the streets to express their discontent. The NTC bus was stoned and damaged windshield. The ACP Dip and SP Pedro were immediately being towed two damaged vehicles for examinations by experts Scene of Crime Office (Soco).
At the scene, Defi Media journalists found that the white line indicating the obligatory stop at the junction had faded. On the other hand, there is no sign warning motorists that they must stop installed on the streets of France Boyer Giroday. The locals consider this lack of information as a gap and wanted the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Anil Bachoo, comes on the scene to a conclusion.
The driver of the NTC appears in court on Friday. It will be charged with assault and reckless involuntary injury. The conductor of the bus, he recounted in his testimony that he was in the middle of the bus, talking to a passenger. "I did not see it coming before an accident occurs." Investigators have now questioning the driver of the van, Said and his companion Lalita, a Beaubassinoise.
Rakesh Ramessur he was bail and had to provide a deposit of Rs 35,000 and sign an acknowledgment of debt of Rs 100,000 after his court appearance in Rose Hill this June 14 It will also apply for the position of the nearest town every Saturday the police.
"Human Error", according to the director of the NTC
The Minister of Public Infrastructure and Transport is adamant that the head of the accident on Thursday, June 13 at Camp Levieux after a collision between a bus and a school van NTC must bear the consequences.
" Mone donne strictes instructions CNT, péna cover-up, péna nanié là. Bizin prend actions cot bizin prend actions, "he said.
The Director General of the NTC, Robin Soonarane, speaking on Radio Plus to 9 h 30 is, he went further. He believes that it is, at first glance, a "human error" on the part of the bus driver. The Special Advisor Road Safety Office of the Prime Minister, Ben Buntipilly, said, meanwhile, it is too early to draw conclusions.
The driver of the van is admitted to hospital
Said driver of the van, was seriously injured hands. This inhabitant of Mont Roches, 57, had to undergo surgery. The police could not record his version of the facts, as it was not in a state to talk. The son of the driver, 23, told that this is the first time that his father was involved in an accident.
In Paris, for medical treatment, Paul Berenger has been in constant contact with Deven Nagalingum to inquire about the new children injured. "He called several times a day on Thursday to take new children and also the injured driver. He made me tell the parents that it was all heart with them, although it is far from the country, "says Deven Nagalingum. This was early on the scene of the accident and, with the help of ASP Daniel Monvoisin, helped calm the excited crowd who wanted to set fire to the bus of the NTC. "I went afterwards to the hospital to see the wounded and comfort the parents and I spent the message of Paul Berenger parents," says the MP.
Ashwin's father: "Seeing the condition of the school van, I thought I lost my child"
Ashwin, a schoolboy of 11, almost died. It is the student of CPE, from Prison Rd, Beau Bassin, who was seriously affected by the impact of the violence of the accident. He was sitting in the back seat of the school van when the accident occurred. After the CT scan, Ashwin has undergone surgery to head to Victoria, Candos hospital to remove debris from windows. "Seeing the condition of the school van, I thought I lost my child," is expressed father Ashwin, Seeve, 41. Ashwin is placed under medical observation at the hospital.
Tania and her brother Divalen "Chaufeur van la ine tire mwa et mo frère par pare-brise "
Tania, 9, who suffers from a serious injury to his right cheek, back painfully on the accident. " J'étais assise à l'arrière du chauffeur quand l'autobus a percuté le van à l'arrière. Van la ine déviré. Mo ine crié. Chauffeur in tire mwa et mo frère depi van par pare-brise, "recalls this student of the fifth, after Mont Roches. As for Divalen, 8 years old, he suffered scratches on his face.
The grandmother Leanah: "I am relieved when I saw my grandchild alive"
Leanah, 8, was in the school van crashed. This resident of Mont Roches, Beau Bassin, was hit in the arm. After medical care, the second student was allowed to go home. The grandmother Leanah, Mounimah, 58, said to be shocked after hearing the news of the accident on the radio. "I am relieved when I saw my grandchild in life," she says.
The grandfather Keshika and Koresh: "Thank God"
Keshika and Koresh, brother and sister, aged 5 and 6 years, respectively, are still in shock. Met at the hospital, they could hardly speak. "Bus claps are there in van there. Van in Déviré. Mo ine fear, "says Koresh, his voice trembling. "Mo thank God for saving two mo ti Kidz" says the grandfather of two children.
Emmanuel's aunt: "He suffered stitches on the forehead"
Emmanuel, 8 years old and a native of Mont Roches, is still in shock. Her aunt who is entrusted to the Daily Challenge: "It is the police who informed the mother of Emmanuel. Arriving at the hospital, Emmanuel had undergone medical treatment. He suffered stitches in front. "
The Accompanist: "The bus does not stop"
The attendant of the school van, Lalita, a Beau-bassinoise 48 years, said that the bus does not stop in the main road leading to "The bus did not stop, we were rolling in our way when the bus hit the van. " Wounded in the left hand, our interlocutor said that the school van was not traveling fast.
Jason, 12 years: "The driver had taken a new path"
Jason, 12, injured his left knee, remains in shock. "When I had the knowledge, I saw in the police jeep. Our driver had taken a new path so that he never used to pass that way, "says Jason.
Wayne, age 7: "The driver honked several times, but the bus did not stop"
Wayne, age 7, is slowly recovering after witnessing the accident. This schoolboy, head bandaged on his bed of Candos hospital, sat in the second ranger van when irreparable happened. "The driver honked several times, but the bus did not stop," says Wayne.
Gaurish mother, 37 years old: "My son is stuck in the van"
This is the mother of tears Gaurish expresses his pain. Gaurish, 8 years is not soon forget this tragedy. The student was shot in the head and chin "The parents of the other students have told me that after the accident, some students were out of the van through the windshield but my son was stuck. He was sitting in back seat, "laments the mother.
Joshua, age 7: "I do not remember anything"
Joshua, who wears scratches, unable to contain her tears. Still in shock, he can not speak properly. "I heard a noise and I fainted. I do not remember anything, "expressed Josua.