In Marseille, a driver refusing to comply causes an accident injuring six people

In Marseille, a driver refusing to comply causes an accident injuring six people
In Marseille, a driver refusing to comply causes an accident injuring six people

The police car, thrown by a second vehicle, mowed down two men seated on the terrace of a neighborhood restaurant. The two drivers involved in the refusal to comply and the accident fled.

The northern districts of Marseille once again under violence. A refusal to comply turned into a road accident in the Marseille city on Thursday evening, injuring six people including two passers-by and three police officers, we learned. Le Figaro from a police source, confirming information from - 17. The driver fled.

The facts occurred around 11 p.m., in the Saint-Louis district, within 15e district of the city. A departmental intervention company (CDI) patrol spots a suspicious driver, aboard a powerful sedan. The latter, who is asked to show his identity papers, refuses the check and accelerates suddenly. A chase then begins.

A second vehicle hits the police

A few moments later, the driver and his passengers enter a roundabout at full speed. Right behind them, the police car. But the latter does not have time to exit the roundabout when she is hit head-on by another vehicle. The agents’ car was then thrown onto security barriers, which it broke down, before mowing down two men seated on the terrace of a local restaurant.

Taking advantage of the accident, the driver and his passengers fled on foot, as did the driver of the vehicle which hit the police car. They left behind three police officers injured in the neck and head. They were transported to hospitals in Marseille, with no vital prognosis. The driver and two passengers received several days of ITT. The two passers-by, “collateral victims”they suffer from fractures, “pelvis and leg”we are told.

According to the first elements of the investigation, the vehicle which hit that of the police officers was not insured. All incriminated drivers and passengers are actively sought by the authorities.

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