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Fatal train / car collision in Avenay-Val-d'Or: the parquet floor classifies no further action

2020-11-27T22:31:45.258Z

The investigation for manslaughter opened against X following the fatal collision in July 2019 on the Avenay-Val-d'Or level crossing between a train and a car was closed, announced the prosecution of Reims Thursday November 26. Read also: After the fatal accident, no more school buses on the Avenay-Val-d'Or level crossing The accident, which occurred on July 15, 2019 between a Regional Express T



The investigation for manslaughter opened against X following the fatal collision in July 2019 on the Avenay-Val-d'Or level crossing between a train and a car was closed, announced the prosecution of Reims Thursday November 26.

Read also: After the fatal accident, no more school buses on the Avenay-Val-d'Or level crossing

The accident, which occurred on July 15, 2019 between a Regional Express Train connecting Epernay to Reims and a car left four dead: the driver of the car, a childminder, her 10-year-old daughter and two children aged 3 and 10 months that she was accompanying.

For prosecutor Matthieu Bourrette, “

the certain and unique cause of the accident is the behavior

” of the driver of the vehicle “

who crossed the lowered barrier of the level crossing in normal operating condition, driving at low speed and without act on the brakes

”.

"

The classification without follow-up is not a stop to the affair

", reacted with AFP the lawyer of two of the three families of victims, including that of the driver, Me Gérard Chemla "

We are considering to seize an examining magistrate within the framework of a complaint with constitution of civil party

”, he indicated.

According to the prosecutor, the investigation could not establish whether the conduct of the driver "

was the consequence of a misconduct (...) or the result of a possible discomfort

" related to taking medication.

The prosecution's investigation ruled out the hypothesis of a voluntary act by the driver as well as a malfunction of the level crossing.

"

We dismiss these testimonies in a way too light

"

On possible malfunctions, "

a call for witnesses made it possible to collect the testimony of 17 people

" specified the prosecutor.

"

These testimonies were submitted to the railway expert who showed that some of them were not consistent while others were the result of a lack of understanding of the normal functioning of the level crossing

", he added. he adds.

"

We dismiss these testimonies in a way too light

", estimated Me Chemla, deploring a lack of "

answers

", in particular on the fact that "

the automatic detection of obstacle was not triggered in the computer of the vehicle

"And on the"

incomprehensible

"

drug dosage

of the driver.

In its report, concluding that the "

direct cause of the accident is the non-stop of the light vehicle at the closed level crossing

", the Transport Accident Investigation Bureau noted "

the presence in the body of the carrier of a drug in toxic dose

”which“

very probably played a role in the occurrence of the accident

”.

Source: lefigaro

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