A cyclist was fatally struck by a vehicle on Saturday February 10 in Lille. The driver of the vehicle, who had tried to flee, was caught by a witness to the accident.
A 30-year-old cyclist lost his life on Saturday February 10, on the bridge crossing the A25 motorway near Porte de Douai in Lille. Shortly after 11 p.m., firefighters were called to a road accident on rue Armand Carrel.
On site, emergency services found the body of a man stuck against a signal pole, face down, with a fracture in his left leg.
When they arrive on site, the firefighters take care of the victim, in cardio-respiratory arrest, BFM Grand Lille learned from the Lille firefighters.
The emergency services then attempted to apply a tourniquet to the leg and resuscitate the cyclist.
However, despite more than thirty minutes of resuscitation attempts by the SMUR, the man was declared dead.
The driver, caught by a witness to the accident, tested positive for alcohol and narcotics
The victim, who was riding a bicycle, was hit by a car traveling at high speed on the bus lane. At the time of the collision, the man was thrown several tens of meters.
The motorist responsible for the accident initially fled, but quickly abandoned his vehicle to flee this time on foot, we learned from a source close to the case.
It was ultimately a witness to the accident who was able to catch up and then immobilize the driver of the vehicle, before he was finally arrested by the municipal police.
The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody following the incident. The motorist tested positive for alcohol and narcotics, BFM Grand Lille also learned from a source close to the matter.
Vincent Vieillard, Alexis Lalemant