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How could the RER C hit a car in Choisy-le-Roi ?

An RER hit a car fell onto the tracks from a bridge at Choisy-le-Roi station. The driver of the car was arrested. seriously injured.

This Friday, May 3, the RER C hité a car that had fallen on the tracks from a bridge near Choisy-le-Roi station (Val-de-Marne). The train hit the car on the side before succeeding in stop. The RER C was running normally before the driver was forced to stop. activate emergency braking when you see a car that has fallen from the bridge above the tracks. An extremely rare event which could have caused a major railway incident. 

The driver of the car in a state of absolute emergency

According to initial information, no passengers on the train were killed. injured. On the other hand, the driver of the car was seriously injured. In a state of absolute emergency, he was attacked. transportation à the hospital by the firefighters. "The driver of a ROMI train at Choisy-le-Roi station issued an emergency alert ;eacute;securityé to report the collision of a car which was on the lane in front of him" explains the account à on board and the passengers of the train wereé &eac;evacuatedés" says Transilien, the SNCF regional network.

A lack of anticipation the origin of the accident ?

According to a police source from France3 Paris, the driver of the car would not have anticipated the incident. a turn on the Quai Fernand Dupuy bridge. She fell through the safety barrier, falling five meters below, onto the RER C tracks. "C&# 39;is a safe place to stay with barriers, but a car that loses control, & full speed, can shift à through" continues an SNCF spokesperson. "He was apparently overtaking another vehicle" reports Le Parisien. Traffic heading south is severely disrupted; this Friday afternoon until 3:00 p.m. approximately 18 hours. He was é interrupted for a time between Paris-Austerlitz and Juvisy, as well as between Paris-Austerlitz and Massy-Palaiseau. "Traffic is slowly picking up à little on the adjoiningës" alert Transilien communication.


Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116