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Two Deaths On Our Roads In Less Than 48 Hours

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Two motorcyclists lost their lives in a road accident in less than 48 hours. In Haute Rive, Roches-Noires in the late afternoon of Monday 23 January. Oopendra Sharma Dinnoo, a 51 year old motorcyclist died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car. Andy Carosin, 36, was killed when he was mowed down on his two-wheeled vehicle in Pointe aux Sables on Saturday evening, January 21.

It was around 4:35 p.m. on Monday, January 23, that this collision occurred on the Royal Road in Haute Rive. The Haojue motorcycle driven by Oopendra Sharma Dinnoo, a driver from Rivière du Rempart, left the slippery road and collided head-on with an oncoming Honda Fit car. The motorcyclist, who was conscious and had a serious injury to his left foot, was taken to the Area Health Centre in Rivière du Rempart where a doctor on duty was able to pronounce him dead. Three women were in the car driven by a 46-year-old attendant at the northern hospital. The three slightly injured women were transported to the hospital.

The body was then taken to the Dr. A.G. Jeetoo Hospital in Port-Louis for an autopsy. The autopsy was performed by Dr. Ananda Sunnassee, Police Medical Officer, who attributed his death to multiple injuries. An investigation was initiated at the level of the police station of Rivière du Rempart to determine the exact circumstances of this accident. The driver of the car was submitted to a breathalyzer test which proved to be negative. The man who was waiting at the hospital complaining of chest pains was later taken to the North Hospital for treatment.

On the evening of Saturday, January 21, at approximately 7:50 pm, Andy Carosin, who lived in Sugar Planters’ Housing State, Pointe aux Sables, was found unconscious on Jean Blaise Road near the SBI ATM. Police officers from the Pointe aux Sables police station who arrived on the scene found an Aprilia motorcycle on that road and a Nissan SUV abandoned on that road.

Andy Carosin was evacuated on board an ambulance of the Samu where he was pronounced dead at 19:55. The autopsy performed by Dr. Prem Chamane, Principal Police Medical Officer (PPMO) on the morning of Sunday, January 22, attributed his death to multiple injuries.

The driver of the 4 x 4, a 37-year-old Indian national who works in a factory in Mauritius under contract since November 14, 2021, presented himself at the police station of the Central Barracks at around 11:52 pm on Saturday evening, January 21. He was submitted to a breathalyzer test which proved negative. After a night in custody, on Sunday morning, January 22, he was arraigned in the Bail and Remand Court in Port Louis. He is facing a provisional charge of manslaughter.

On the other hand, Assis Kumar Ramdin, 55 years old, who was seriously injured in a road accident on the morning of Saturday, January 7, did not survive his injuries. This resident of Paul and Virginia Street, Vallée des Prêtres died on the morning of Sunday, January 22. The autopsy performed the same day by Dr. Prem Chamane, PPMO attributed his death to septicemia. According to information available to investigators at the Abercrombie Police Station, St. Croix, the victim who was unconscious and suffering from injuries would have skidded on his motorcycle and ended up on the asphalt on the Royal Road in Caro Lalo, Priest Valley near a kovil.

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