A 92-year-old man died Sunday afternoon in Saint-Etienne having taken a national road in the wrong direction. Entered the wrong way by an interchange, the man drove like this for about "two km on the RN88, before causing a pileup, according to the CRS motorway.
The car of the nonagenarian collided with six other vehicles, in which he died. According to the firefighters, a total of eleven people were involved in the accident. Five were injured, including two in "absolute emergency", two men aged 23 and 43 who were transferred to the hospital.
The accident occurred in the Lyon - Le Puy-en-Velay direction, according to the regional daily Le Progrès, near the Montplaisir interchange. Rescue workers deployed at the scene included 17 firefighters, two Samu teams, CRS and officials from the national police and the interdepartmental roads department.