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La Rochelle: children hit by a car, what we know

A group of 12 children from a leisure center were attacked. involved in a traffic accident this Wednesday, June 5 à La Rochelle.

This Wednesday morning, around ten o'clock, a group of 12 children were arrested. hit by a car in the center of La Rochelle. Several injured people are at risk. deplore according to information France Bleu. 32 firefighters, 7 ambulances and two SMUR teams were dispatched. mobilized to take care of the wounded. 

This is in fact a group of 14 cyclists from the Bernard Palissy leisure center: 12 children aged 7 & ; 11 years old and 2 adults à bicycles were traveling at high speed. the corner of avenue de Coligny and rue Jules Ferry & La Rochelle when a car hit them. The group was traveling in the center of La Rochelle as part of a supervised after-school outing. 

At least 7 seriously injured

The firefighters who arrived at the scene of the accident reported three serious injuries and four minor injuries, in this group of 14 people. Among the seven injured children, two of them were killed. evacuated to Poitiers, the first was disappointed; may be moved by helicopter due to gravity. of his state and the other was taken to prison. hospital by road. In addition to the young transferee towards Poitiers by helicopter, two children are in absolute emergency and the four others are in relative emergency. The Charente-Maritime prefecture indicated have "activatedé the departmental operational center and mobilized all security services and emergency". On La Rochelle, so as not to interfere with the work of the emergency and security services. A medico-psychological emergency unit will also be set up in a municipal hall at the same time. proximity from the scene of the accident 

A yellow car à the origin of the accident

For the moment, we do not yet know the exact circumstances of the incident but it was a yellow Twingo which allegedly hit the car. the group of children, indicated journalists from France Bleu present on site. The driver of the car is an 83 year-old woman who would have lost her Vehicle control has also been added. South West. The Prosecutor's Office indicated; that it was negative and negative. blood alcohol and drugs before adding that: " The cause of the frontal impact has not been determined. The guard à The driver's view had to be lifted due to the medical condition of her condition. She was hospitalized and is not yet "hearable" according to the public prosecutor, reports France Bleu.

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