Emotion and anger are still present this Monday, in the Argentine district of Beauvais (Oise), the day after the tragedy that affected an eight-year-old boy. The accident occurred this Sunday around 20 p.m., when an individual riding a motocross borrowed a sidewalk and hit the child. The pilot lost his balance after the impact and it was the victim's father who immobilized him, allowing him to be arrested by the police.
"He is a young adult from the Argentine district," says Eric Heip, departmental director of public security in Oise. He has been taken into custody and an investigation is under way. The vehicle was confiscated for analysis. The child was hospitalized at the Beauvais hospital before being transferred to the University Hospital of Amiens (Somme). His prognosis is not engaged.
"They shot all afternoon"
"He had been admitted to a state of emergency relative to Beauvais," says Franck Pia, mayor of Beauvais. I am in telephone contact with the mother who is very worried while waiting for the evolution of the state of health of her child. I hope he will get through it without suffering serious damage. I continue to keep abreast of developments. »
A tragedy that occurs as the arrival of sunny days marks the return of urban rodeos. "They shot all Sunday afternoon," said Ahmed, an Argentine resident. It was unbearable. It was while fleeing a police patrol that the biker committed the irreparable. "He saw the arrival of a police vehicle and wanted to leave the scene," confirms Eric Heip.
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Since the tragedy, messages have been pouring in on the networks. All attest to the return of urban rodeos, in Argentina therefore, but also in Saint-Jean, another district of Beauvais, where "six motorcycles circulated Sunday" and in the city center, Place Jeanne-Hachette. Many are calling for "severe sanctions."
They are not alone. Franck Pia also asks for "a firm response from justice." "I want a strong condemnation because it is necessary that the sanction is equal to the fault," he said. We are not talking about nuisances, we are talking about the life of a child. »
The mayor also plans to meet the prefect of Oise on this subject. "As soon as the weather is nice, we find these unacceptable and irresponsible behaviors, which have tipped a family into horror," he laments. I will see with the prefecture what kind of action can be taken against this scourge. The mayor is already promising "to increase controls. »