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Réaction de la direction de Metro Express Ltd après l’accident de Barkly

Lundi 24 Février 2020

C'est sous forme de communiqué que la direction de Metro Express Ltd a réagi à la suite de l'accident mortel de Barkly.


Si il était difficile voir impossible de joindre un responsable, c'est par voie de communiqué plusieurs heures après qu'il y a eu un début d'explication. Ils affirment pour leur part que «tous les feux étaient rouges et le métro avait la priorité.»

Rappelons que l’accident, s'est produit dans la soirée de dimanche, un homme, Yannick Permal, âgé de 27 ans, s'est retrouvé sur les rails du Métro et est mort sur le coup, au carrefour Pope Hennessy à Beau-Bassin.

Les caméras de CCTV confirment que tous les feux de circulation au carrefour étaient rouges pour tous les usagers de la route et le tram avait la priorité. MEL n'hésitera pas à fournir toutes les preuves nécessaires, y compris les images à la police et aux autorités concernées.

Ci-dessous le communiqué de MEL :

PRESS COMMUNIQUE
Accident at Pope Hennessy, Beau Bassin


Metro Express Ltd (MEL) regrets that an accident involving a motorcyclist and a Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) occurred at 18:57 hours this evening, at Pope Hennessy junction in Beau-Bassin. As per established protocols, the Emergency Services comprising of Police, Mauritius Fire & Rescue Services, SAMU were informed immediately and our Operations and Safety staff were present on site for assistance and co-ordination. The metro service was stopped.
On arrival of the SAMU, the latter confirmed that the person involved in the accident had unfortunately passed away.

MEL is collaborating fully with the Police, which is investigating into the causes of the accident. Our staff at the Operating Control Centre (OCC) were instantly aware of the accident through the CCTV system, present along the whole alignment and at the junctions. Preliminary observations from the OCC have confirmed that all traffic lights at the junction were red for all road users and the LRV had priority to proceed. MEL will provide all the evidences necessary, including the footage to the Police and all other concerned Authorities.

Furthermore, we wish to highlight that at all junctions, the LRVs run at reduced speed at less than 20 Km/h and the train captains strictly follow established safety protocols. Such was the case before the accident took place.

We reiterate our appeal to the public and road users to adhere to traffic signs and traffic lights when approaching junctions and intersections.

More information will be provided to the Public in due course. We greatly appreciate the understanding of the public in general and request everybody to act responsibly.

MEL requests everybody to be conscious of the sensitivity of the matter and expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved family.
 

Rédigé par E. Moris le Lundi 24 Février 2020


1.Posté par Jhugroo Deoanand le 24/02/2020 08:14 (depuis mobile)
I think should consider the risk assessment done by the Authorities also. There are children who are at risk with the LRT and we should have evaluated all the risks. Look for solutions - I not an expert but say fly the cross roads for the vehicles

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