Farook Amode, a 58-year-old ploughman, did not survive his injuries on Tuesday morning, November 22. The resident of Balisson, Rose-Belle was hit head-on by a car on Wireless Road in Rose-Belle near Heritage Hall. He was seriously injured and an ambulance from the Emergency Medical Service (SAMU) was dispatched to the scene. Unfortunately, the doctor on board had to declare the 50-year-old dead.
The accident occurred at around 6am on Tuesday 22 November. A team of police officers from the Rose-Belle police station went to the scene immediately after being alerted. A motorcyclist, seriously injured, was lying on the asphalt on the left side of the road. An ambulance from the SAMU was called to the scene. The doctor could only conclude that Farouk Amode had died. The New Way motorbike and the Honda Civic car were damaged. They were towed to the Rose-Belle police station.
The driver of the car, a 29-year-old pharmacy technician from Souillac, was given a breathalyzer test, which was negative. He was arrested and brought before the Mahébourg court on a provisional charge of manslaughter.
The body of this victim was subsequently taken to the morgue of the Victoria Hospital in Candos for an autopsy. The autopsy, conducted by Dr Sudesh Kumar Gungadin, head of the police forensic department, attributed the death to a skull fracture.
An investigation has been launched to determine the exact circumstances of the accident.