Val-d’Oise: the driver ends up in a ditch after refusing to comply, his 5-year-old son hospitalized

Val-d’Oise: the driver ends up in a ditch after refusing to comply, his 5-year-old son hospitalized
Val-d’Oise: the driver ends up in a ditch after refusing to comply, his 5-year-old son hospitalized

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Thomas Hoffmann

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May 27, 2024 at 12:25 p.m.

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His escape ended with a violent exit from the road during which his son was seriously injured. Sunday May 26, 2024, a 42-year-old motorist lost control of his car in which his 5 year old little boy following a refusal to comply in Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône (Val-d’Oise).

Infringement and refusal to comply

Around 8:10 p.m., the latter was spotted by a police patrol from the Cergy police station driving at high speed at the wheel of his Audi A3 before committing a traffic offense. The officials activate the flashing lights and siren of their vehicle and signal the driver to stop in order to check him.

But the driver doesn’t hear it that way and accelerates towards Méry-sur-Oise. “He was really driving at full speed and it became dangerous to pursue him,” underlines a Source close to the case. To avoid any risk of accident, the patrol follows the fugitive from a distance and requests reinforcement.

About 1 km further, approaching a major bend, the officials lost sight of the motorist before discovering his crashed car in a ditch from Chemin des Boeufs. “When we see the state of the car, the impact must have been particularly violent,” said a police officer.

He takes his crying child out of his car in his arms

Despite this, the man got out of the vehicle and held his crying child in his arms. It was 8:12 p.m. when the firefighters were alerted to take care of the victims with the reinforcement of a medical team from Samu 95. After receiving first aid, the little boy was hospitalized in absolute emergency at Pontoise hospital.

His father was arrested and placed in police custody as part of an open procedure for refusing to comply.

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