A customs officer was struck and seriously injured by a car that fled Tuesday, September 22 at the end of the afternoon at the Tain-l'Hermitage (Drôme) toll, said firefighters from the department.
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The victim, aged 39, was transported to hospital in Valencia "
in a state of absolute emergency
", according to the same source.
According to the regional daily
Le Dauphiné Libéré
, the vehicle in question was intercepted a few moments later by the departmental road safety squadron of Drôme and its two occupants were taken into custody. The agent of the Romans-sur-Isère brigade was hit while carrying out a classic control mission, according to the regional customs department. His vital prognosis was not engaged at the time of his transport to hospital, according to a source close to the investigation.