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Couple In Their 70s Hit By Motorcycle

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An 18-year-old motorcyclist sent a couple in their 70s to the North Hospital on the morning of Thursday, December 29, for failing to stop at an intersection in Triolet. The motorcycle he was riding collided head-on with another two-wheeled vehicle. The motorcycle was driven by a 74-year-old man who was carrying his 70-year-old husband as a passenger on the back of the motorcycle. The wife of the driver of the motorcycle was seriously injured and was admitted to a ward in the intensive care unit.

It was around 8:20 am, this Thursday, December 29, that the Triolet police station received a request concerning an accident involving two motorcycles at the corner of Marcel Bouic street and Judivadoo lane, Solitude, Triolet. A Yamaha motorcycle driven by an 18 year old Grand Bay resident and a garnet colored TVS driven by a 74 year old male collided.

The septuagenarian and his wife from 7th Mile, Triolet were injured. The woman was transported to North Hospital in an Emergency Medical Service ambulance. The young motorcyclist was also taken to this hospital. The septuagenarian was taken to the Mediclinic of Triolet before being transferred to the North Hospital. After receiving treatment his wife was admitted to a ward in the intensive care unit. His condition is considered serious.

Both motorcyclists were given a breathalyzer test by Emergency Response Service officers. The test was negative. According to information available to the police, the young motorcyclist was riding on the Marcel Bouic road in Triolet. Arriving at the intersection of this road, he did not stop. It is at this precise moment that he had to collide with the motorcycle of this 74 years old man.

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