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Loire-Atlantique: near Nantes, a septuagenarian knocked down by a heavily alcoholic driver


The shock occurred Thursday evening around 11:30 p.m. in the town of Saint-Herblain. The vital prognosis of the victim is engaged.

Le Figaro Nantes

The first collision will have given rise to a much more serious accident.

Thursday evening, around 11:30 p.m., a 78-year-old man was involved in a collision with another vehicle on the road from Vannes to Saint-Herblain (Loire-Atlantique).

He then decides to get out of his vehicle to see the damage.

That's when another car arrives and hits him violently.

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The septuagenarian is projected several meters.

Supported by the emergency services, he was transported to the University Hospital in serious condition.

This Friday, his vital prognosis is engaged.

He would suffer from several fractures.

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The offending driver, a 40-year-old man, was arrested by the police.

"This gentleman was heavily alcoholic"

, confirms to


the departmental directorate of public security (DDSP) of Loire-Atlantique.

He was placed in a drunk tank and is being taken into custody.

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An investigation is underway to determine the precise circumstances of the tragedy.

According to Presse Océan, the driver's alcohol level was 2.56 grams.

Source: lefigaro

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