Broken red light, cyclist in hospital… What we know about Bruno Le Maire’s traffic accident in Paris

Broken red light, cyclist in hospital… What we know about Bruno Le Maire’s traffic accident in Paris
Broken red light, cyclist in hospital… What we know about Bruno Le Maire’s traffic accident in Paris

The cyclist allegedly ran a red light and was hit by the car driven by the Minister of the Economy on Friday evening.

The car of the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire hit a cyclist who had run a red light in Paris, Friday evening May 3, 2024, AFP learned from two sources, one police and the other in the minister’s entourage.

Bruno Le Maire was driving his personal vehicle after leaving the ministry when “he collided at an intersection in the 6th arrondissement, shortly after 7:30 p.m., with a cyclist who had crossed the red light”, explained the Source in the entourage of the minister.

Cyclist taken to hospital

The cyclist, hit in the eyebrow arch and suffering from possible head trauma, was evacuated by firefighters to Cochin hospital, said the police Source, according to which the accident took place rue Bonaparte around 7:40 p.m.

Bruno Le Maire was not injured in the accident, his entourage said. “Like any citizen in such a case, he answered the police’s questions and took an alcohol test on site. He also took a drug test. And both tests were negative,” said this Source. to the AFP.

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