Bruno Le Maire: the minister causes an accident in the middle of Paris, the victim injured

Bruno Le Maire: the minister causes an accident in the middle of Paris, the victim injured
Bruno Le Maire: the minister causes an accident in the middle of Paris, the victim injured

The evening of May 3, 2024 could have turned into a tragedy for Bruno Le Maire. Indeed, the Minister of the Economy was involved in a traffic accident in Parisaccording to information relayed by The Parisian. The events occurred when he had just left his ministry in his personal vehicle in the 6th arrondissement of the capital.

Bruno Le Maire knocked down a cyclist who had just run a red light. For his part, the minister had just crossed the intersection when his light had just turned green. It was around 7:30 p.m. when the accident occurred. Police sources explained that the cyclist was slightly injured. He had been taken to hospital. According to the minister’s office, he was able to leave the hospital in the evening.

Bruno Le Maire submitted to the alcohol test

Bruno Le Maire was driving his personal vehicle after leaving the ministry when “he was hit at an intersection in the 6th arrondissement, shortly after 7:30 p.m., by a cyclist who had crossed the red light“, explained the minister’s entourage to Le Parisien. The cyclist apparently hit the minister’s car at the level of his gas tank.

Bruno Le Maire was not injured by this collision and fully cooperated with the police officers who were called to the scene. “Like any citizen in such a case, ianswered the police’s questions and took an alcohol test on the spot. He also passed a drug test. And both tests were negative“, a police Source further indicated to Agence France-Presse.

Bruno Le Maire has had the trust of Emmanuel Macron since 2017

As a reminder, Bruno Le Maire is an essential figure on the French political scene. Since 2017, Emmanuel Macron has trusted him to occupy the position of Minister of Economy and Finance. On the private side, the minister is married to Pauline Doussau de Bazignan, with whom he has four sons.

During the road accident of which he was a victim, Bruno Le Maire was alone in his vehicle.

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