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A Quatre Bornes: Romain Pierre, 18, Dies In A Road Accident

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Those close to him held out hope that this teenager would pull through. Seriously injured in an accident in Cité Bassin, Quatre Bornes, 18-year-old Romain Pierre, a student at Collège Technique Saint Gabriel in Port-Louis, who was under artificial respiration in the intensive care unit of Victoria Hospital, Candos, breathed his last in the early hours of Tuesday morning, November 28. The autopsy performed on his body established his cause of death as multiple injuries.

At his parents’ home on Avenue Mère Thérèsa, cité Bassin, Quatre Bornes, the news of the young man’s death was greeted with consternation. They were all hopeful that Romain would pull through. In fact, an appeal was launched on social networks for a blood donation ♪3 for Romain, who was due to undergo a second operation. The news of his death, announced shortly after 1 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday November 28, came as a shockwave.

It was around 8.30pm on the evening of Saturday November 25 when a team of police officers from the Quatre Bornes police station arrived at Avenue Mère Thérèsa in Cité Bassin, Quatre Bornes. They had received a request earlier concerning a serious road accident there. A Haojiang motorcycle driven by Romain Pierre of Avenue Crétin, Stanley had collided with a bicycle. The latter was driven by a 59-year-old bricklayer from Route Palma, Quatre Bornes.

Both bicycle and motorcycle were seriously damaged. Both men were seriously injured. The cyclist was taken to Victoria Hospital, Candos, while Romain Pierre was attended to by the staff of an ambulance of the Service d’Aide Médicale d’Urgence.

The motorcycle and bicycle, only half of which remained, were taken to the Quatre Bornes police station. The cyclist, whose condition was considered serious, was admitted to the ward. Romain Pierre was admitted to the intensive care unit ward and his condition was considered critical.

Dr. Sudesh Kumar Gungadin, head of the police forensic department who autopsied the body, attributed the death to multiple injuries.

His organs had been perforated in the accident. An investigation has been launched to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the accident which led to the teenager’s death.

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