Prakash Narain, 26, who spent more than two months on artificial respiration in the intensive care unit of Hôpital du Nord, did not survive his injuries. The resident of Saint François, Grand Gaube passed away at around 6pm on Tuesday August 8. On Friday May 26, he was riding his Haojue motorcycle on the highway towards Grand Baie, when he collided head-on with a parked and broken-down bus as he approached Espace Maison. The autopsy attributed his death to septicemia.
This terrible accident occurred at around 7:45 p.m. on May 26. A single-occupant bus was parked on the slow lane section of the highway, not far from Espace Maison. Its radiator was facing Goodlands. It was driven by a 47-year-old man from Pavillon, Cap Malheureux. Several mechanics were at work repairing the bus. Two 4x4s were parked behind the bus with their hazard lights on.
At one point, Prakash Narain’s motorcycle, coming from Port Louis and heading towards Grand Baie, collided head-on with the rear of the bus. Seriously injured, he was taken to Hôpital du Nord in an ambulance belonging to the Service d’Aide Médicale d’Urgence (Samu). After treatment, he was admitted to the intensive care unit.
On Tuesday morning August 8, an autopsy was carried out on Prakash Narain’s body at the morgue of the Dr A.G.Jeetoo Hospital, Port-Louis. The autopsy was carried out by Dr Prem Chamane, Principal Police Medical Officer, who attributed his death to septicemia.
The scene of the accident was well lit. The driver of the vehicle was brought before the Pamplemousses court on Tuesday August 8 on a provisional charge of manslaughter. He was subsequently released on bail.