“Everyone started screaming”: a car hit by a train after falling on the RER C tracks

“Everyone started screaming”: a car hit by a train after falling on the RER C tracks
“Everyone started screaming”: a car hit by a train after falling on the RER C tracks

An incomprehensible accident took place in Choisy-le-Roi, near Orly: a car fell onto the tracks of the RER station.

An approaching train ended up hitting the vehicle, fortunately at low speed.

The injured motorist said he lost control of his car.

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Within a few centimeters, the impact would have been head-on and the accident much more serious. At 1:45 p.m. this Friday, in Choisy-le-Roi, an RER entered the station at low speed and hit a car which had just fallen on the track. Fortunately, the vehicle is empty. Its driver barely had time to escape from the passenger compartment.

The driver taken care of in absolute emergency

Younès Aissaoui, witness to the accident, recounts the scene in the TF1 news, the video of which is at the top of this article: “Everyone started shouting: ‘Take it out! Take it out! But apparently he was already out. And then, when the train arrived, at a very fast speed, people started screaming. Everyone was panicked.” he describes.

But how did the vehicle get there? The utility vehicle was traveling on the bridge located just above the tracks when the driver, aged 18, lost control. His car hit the barrier and ended its course around ten meters lower. Injured, the driver was treated in absolute emergency. “They cut off the electricity. They cut off everything. There’s nothing working right now.”testifies a local resident on Twitter.

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In the train deformed by the impact, no injuries were reported. Traffic has gradually resumed, but stopping at this Choisy-le-Roi station is no longer guaranteed for the moment.


V.F | TF1 report: Arsène Gay and Benjamin Rey

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