Road Safety: Flashing Red with Eight Deaths this Week
10 March 2013 - Le Mauricien
Maha Shivaratree: eight pilgrims victims of road accidents in the evening of Friday, two of them hospitalized
Balance in terms of road safety since last Sunday is of most concern with a total of at least eight deaths recorded. The second part of week, from Wednesday, was the most deadly and dramatic with five users killed in road accidents. The latest information available from police sources yesterday authorized indicate that at least eight pilgrims were, meanwhile, hit by vehicles in areas Plaines Wilhems-and south.
fatal accident in the last day was Friday afternoon on the highway up to the bridge in Montebello. For reasons to be determined by the police investigation, Sheila Devi Lutchmiah, 63 years old, living Moka was hit by a car heading towards a master reduced. An autopsy by the Medical Officer Police attributed the deaths as a result of multiple injuries. The driver of the vehicle, company director, was allowed to return home after his interview with investigators. He was ordered to report to the police station tomorrow for his court appearance for his provisional charge.
Moreover, in less than 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday, the road killed four people, aged between 50 and 67 years. On the evening of Wednesday, Soobrayen Gassen, a sexagenarian who worked as a security guard, was found unconscious on the pavement. The device of CCTV in the area confirmed the initial indications of the police to the effect that it is a case of hit and run. On the morning of Thursday, three fatal accidents were recorded, including one in Rodrigues where the farmer Louis René, 55, was killed while he was on a motorcycle. He collided with a pedestrian 17 years before losing control. The young man in turn was slightly injured.
Just for Sunday, two deaths were recorded on the highway in St. John's and Grand River North West. The first victim, Amit Raj Boojheebhun, 30, a cook at Shoprite, was driving his car when it struck a parapet while the second, Ovid Marie Laurence, aged 64, was swept by a car. The next day, a resident of Valley of the Priests of 29 years was fatally hit by a truck. The victim, Mamad Meerun Shakeel, was on a motorcycle at the time of impact.
In the current after a black week on our roads, Plants and Barracks Road Safety Association Before All (PRAT) are calling for motorists increased vigilance on our roads especially this weekend marked the festival of Maha Shivaratree. This slogan also applies to the devotees.
however no accidents in Friday night and involving eight pilgrims, is not considered serious. No concerns is also displayed on the status of the pilgrim hospitalized at Princess Margaret Orthopaedic Centre after being the victim of a hit and run. This thirty-Beau-Bassin was hit by a motorcycle while crossing the road at Rose Hill. The license plate of the motorcycle fled the scene after the impact has been found and the police have established the identity of the owner.
Friday night on the main road in Gros-Bois, a swept conveyed a shot six pilgrims and resident Escalier en route to Grand Bassin. They were slightly injured and were treated at the hospital Nehru. Only one of them was admitted to hospital and his condition was not considered alarming.