The black series continues on our roads. 59th death recorded on our roads since the beginning of the year. On the afternoon of Tuesday June 6, a rental car with a young Indian tourist couple on board, driven by a 54-year-old Mauritian driver, was involved in an accident in Petite Retraite, near the village’s community center. The car’s driver, Ravi Subron, 54, and the Indian tourist, Rushikesh Mohan Sonwane, 25, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, did not survive. The tourist’s wife, Sayli Pandurang Shindi, 26, who was in the back seat, was injured. She was evacuated to the Dr Bruno Cheong Hospital in Flacq for treatment. The road has now recorded 59 deaths since the beginning of the year.
This terrible accident took place shortly before 4pm on the afternoon of Tuesday June 6. The rental car was travelling towards Flacq on the Route Royale de Petite Retraite when the driver, Ravi Subron, a resident of Caroline, Bel Air Rivière Sèche, lost control of the vehicle. The Toyota Rush, registration 3647 AP 2023, left the road and collided head-on with a wall and electric pylon on the right-hand side, just inside a family’s yard. The impact was so violent that the front of the Toyota was seriously damaged.
Police officers from the Brisée Verdière police station were immediately called to the scene. They called in the men from the Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS). Meanwhile, an ambulance from the Service d’Aide Médicale d’Urgence (Samu) had already arrived at the scene of the accident. The three occupants of the car had already been removed from the wrecked vehicle by volunteers. Unfortunately, the doctor on board was unable to pronounce the driver dead.
Rushikesh Sonwane from India, who was sitting in the front seat, and his wife, who was in the back seat, were seriously injured. They were rushed to Flacq hospital. They were given first aid. However, Rushikesh Sonwane did not survive his injuries.
The body of the Indian national and that of the Mauritian driver were subsequently taken to the Dr A.G.Jeetoo Hospital, Port-Louis, for an autopsy. The autopsy was carried out on the body of driver Ravi Subron on the evening of Tuesday June 6 by Dr. Sheila Jankee-Parsad, Principal Police Medical Officer (PPMO). The autopsy on the body of the Indian tourist is scheduled for this Wednesday morning, June 7, by Dr Prem Chamane, PPMO.
According to police information, the couple were due to leave the country on Wednesday June 7. Having arrived a week ago, they were staying at the Long Beach Hotel in Belle Mare.
An investigation has been launched to determine the exact circumstances of this accident.