A BMW car and a Pulsar motorcycle collided at the junction of the Cascavelle road on the evening of Tuesday September 26. The driver of the motorcycle and his passenger, aged 18, both residents of Cité Bois Marchand, Terre-Rouge, and the driver of the car, aged 20, a resident of Cascavelle, were taken to hospital for treatment. The motorcycle driver’s condition is considered quite serious.
The accident occurred at around 9.45pm on Tuesday September 26. The two vehicles collided at the junction of Route de Cascavelle. The impact of the collision was so violent that both the Pulsar motorcycle and the BMW were seriously damaged. The seriously injured driver of the motorcycle was taken to Victoria Hospital, Candos, for treatment. He was subsequently transferred to Hôpital du Nord. His rump passenger, who was first taken to Dr. A.G. Jeetoo Hospital, Port-Louis, was also transferred to Hôpital du Nord, where he is now admitted. The driver of the BMW was also treated at Dr Jeetoo Hospital.
Elements of the Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service from Tamarin were dispatched to the scene of the accident to clear debris from the road. Both drivers were given a breathalyzer test, which came back negative. An investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances of this accident.
Meanwhile, a 22-year-old student at the University of Mauritius was injured on the morning of Tuesday September 26 when the two-wheeler he was riding on rue Orléans in Port-Louis was hit head-on by a car. The young man was thrown several meters onto the asphalt after the collision.
The accident occurred at around 8:30 am. The student from Vallée des Prêtres was driving on rue Orléeans towards rue d’Entrecasteaux. A gray Toyota from rue Condé emerged onto rue Orléans and did not stop. The driver, a 42-year-old chief architect from Baie du Tombeau, hit the motorcyclist head-on.
The driver was given a breathalyzer test. The test was negative. The student was transported to Dr Jeetoo Hospital where, after receiving treatment, he was admitted to the ward.