Al Ain: Two road accident survivors of a horrific car crash have received a generous surprise from their employer.
The two workers suffered traumatic injuries in a serious road accident in Al Ain, which claimed the life of the vehicle driver. The accident occurred on November 9, 2019.
Their dreams of recuperating back to health next to their friends and family has now turned to a reality, as their employer has surprised them with a fully-paid medical leave and business class tickets to India.
Accident victim to travel home business class and fully paid medical leave
Indian expat, Vinu Abraham Thomas, 28, working as a safety engineer, earning a monthly salary of Dh3,000 for a private company in Al Ain, Nael General Contracting Group, is travelling business class on Saturday. He has been granted long medical leave (fully paid) by the company so he can receive appropriate medical treatment at a hospital in Chennai, India.
The other car crash survivor, Siby, was sent home last week by the company on similar travel and medical leave terms. He (Siby) also travelled on business class, fully paid medical leave, and with an attendant, nurse in tow.
Vinu and Siby were involved in the major road accident on November 9, the duo and two other colleagues were returning home to Al Ain after visiting the Global Village in Dubai.
Road accident victims survive Polytrauma and brain concussion
Vinu who hails from Mavelikkara, Kerala in India suffered Polytrauma owing to the road accident with multiple brain contusion. For the record, Polytrauma and multiple trauma are medical terms describing the condition of a person who has been subjected to multiple traumatic injuries, such as a serious head injury in addition to a serious burn. The term is defined via an Injury Severity Score (ISS) equal to, or greater than 16.
Siby on the other hand suffered multiple fracture with cerebral concussion following the accident. He is currently receiving medical treatment at Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC Vellore).
Accident at 2 am in the morning on Dubai-Al Ain road
Describing the accident, Dr. Haridas S. Nair, Corporate HSE Manager, Nael General Contracting Group said: “The accident occurred at 2 am in the morning when the car they were travelling in was hit by a deer. The vehicle is said to have been on the fast lane cruising on the highway road. Following the hit, the vehicle veered off the track, only to be hit by another vehicle from behind,” he said.
Driver of vehicle dies on the spot
Driver of the vehicle, Ratheesh Babu, who hails from Kayamkulam, Kerala employed in the company as a draftsman died on the spot. “We have settled his end-of-service benefit and sent his family some money from the company’s welfare fund.”
Condition stable, but further treatment required
Meanwhile Vinu’s condition is said to stable now.
He can walk, understand when he is spoken to, but does not speak a lot. He has been through a lot and we are not pressurising him in any which way to answer questions
“He can walk, understand when he is spoken to, but does not speak a lot. He has been through a lot and we are not pressurising him in any which way to answer questions,” said Haridas who is responsible for all occupational, health and safety of Nael General Contracting Group.
The third survivor of the crash Anuraj who works as a company driver sustained multiple fracture of limbs during the accident. He has recovered and is back to working in the company now.