A goods vehicle driven by a 49-year-old Indian national crashed into three people crossing a pedestrian crossing on Route Royale in Goodlands. Injured, the pedestrians were taken to North Hospital for treatment. One of them, a 69-year-old woman living in the village, was admitted to the ward. Her condition is not considered serious. The driver was given an alcohol test, which proved negative. He was arrested and taken into custody.
The accident occurred at around 2.45pm on Thursday, May 25, on the Royal Road in Goodlands, near the Galaxy showroom. The goods vehicle failed to stop at a pedestrian crossing. It hit three people crossing the road. They are a 15-year-old teenager, a 73-year-old woman and a 69-year-old woman. They all live in the village of Goodlands.
The three injured people were taken to the North Hospital by police officers from Goodlands police station. After they were treated, only the 69-year-old woman was admitted to the ward with minor injuries. The driver was given an alcohol test by a police officer from the Emergency Response Service. The test was negative.
He was subsequently placed in a cell at the Piton police station. On Friday morning, May 26, he was brought before the Pamplemousses court on a provisional charge of dangerous driving, before being released on parole.