Joseph Didier Hurrucksing, 33, lost his life in a tragic accident early Sunday evening, September 24. The car he was driving collided head-on with an individual bus on the Rivière Noire road in Gros Cailloux when he changed lanes. He was driving towards Canot from Petite Rivière when his car collided head-on with an oncoming Luna bus. Didier Hurrucksing was killed instantly. He is the 106th road accident victim so far this year. Nine passengers and the driver were injured. A 35-year-old bricklayer from La Caverne, Vacoas, who was traveling with Didier Hurrucksing, was injured. He left Victoria Hospital, Candos on the evening of the same day against medical advice.
It was shortly after 6.30pm on Sunday September 24 when the Petite Rivière police station was informed of an accident involving a car and an individual bus on the road from Rivière Noire to Gros Cailloux. The white car was seriously damaged. It had two occupants on board. The driver, Didier Hurrucksing, was killed instantly. He was pronounced dead by a doctor from the Service d’Aide Médicale d’Urgence (Samu) who was dispatched to the scene.
The bus was driven by a 41-year-old resident of Crève-Cœur, Montagne Longue. Nine passengers travelling on the bus were injured. They were taken to hospital in the Samu ambulance. Didier Hurrucksing’s body was taken to the Candos hospital morgue for autopsy. The seriously injured bus driver was extricated from the vehicle by Mauritius Fire and Rescue Fire personnel and taken to the Dr A.G. Jeetoo Hospital, Port-Louis.
As the bus could not be towed for mechanical reasons, it was left near the scene of the accident and placed under police surveillance. The car was taken to the Camp Levieux police station. Eight of the injured on board the bus are aged between 16 and 30, and one is 62.
The autopsy performed on Didier Hurrucksing’s body at the Candos hospital morgue by Dr. Maxwell Monvoisin, Principal Police Medical Officer, on Monday morning, September 25, attributed his death to multiple injuries.