Pierre Palmade will be tried for involuntary injuries, a sentence of 14 years incurred

Pierre Palmade will be tried for involuntary injuries, a sentence of 14 years incurred
Pierre Palmade will be tried for involuntary injuries, a sentence of 14 years incurred

The investigating judge dismissed the artist for involuntary injuries resulting in total incapacity for work greater than and less than three months, the prosecutor wrote in a press release, without repeating the prosecution’s requests in favor of a trial for homicide and unintentional injuries.

A sentence of up to 14 years in prison

In detail, the comedian is dismissed for “unintentional injuries resulting in total incapacity for work of more than three months by a driver who deliberately violated a particular obligation of caution or safety and who used narcotics” and for “unintentional injuries resulting in total incapacity for work of less than three months per driver who deliberately violated a particular obligation of caution or safety and who used narcotics.”

Involuntary manslaughter, concerning the fetus of the young woman, whose death was declared following the accident, was therefore not upheld by the courts. Pierre Palmade faces fourteen years in prison and a fine of 200,000 euros.

Three people seriously injured

On February 10, 2023, on a road in the south of Seine-et-Marne, Pierre Palmade got behind the wheel after three days of “partying” without sleep and frenzied drug consumption. On a local road, he hit a Renault Megane in which three members of the same family were present: a 38-year-old man, his six-year-old son and his 27-year-old sister-in-law, who were seriously injured.

The collision also caused the in utero loss of a six-month-old female fetus. Weighing 1.09 kg, the baby was “indisputably viable” before the accident, according to a medical expertise commissioned by the courts. If the qualification of “manslaughter” had been retained, the procedure would have been the subject of a thorny legal debate.

According to consistent case law from the Court of Cassation, which has ruled on similar cases of road accidents, a child who has not been born does not exist as a person. A fetus therefore has no legal existence and its death cannot therefore constitute involuntary homicide for the motorist involved. Contacted by AFP, his lawyer Me Céline Lasek did not wish to make a statement.

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