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Millas trial: the driver hospitalized after having cracked at the hearing


Under the fire of questions about the few moments that preceded the accident, the driver had collapsed Thursday at the hearing.

Nadine O., the driver of a school bus, tried since Monday in Marseille for the fatal collision with a train in 2017 in Millas (Pyrénées-Orientales), was hospitalized in cardiology after having cracked Thursday, we learned this Friday with one of his lawyers.

“She is in cardiology (…) Under the effect of intense emotion, the heart had a failure”, indicated Me Jean Codognès without being able to specify whether or not his client will be able to attend the resumption of the trial, scheduled to last. until October 7, Monday.

“When I look up, I see the seats”

Thursday, Nadine Oliveira, 53, collapsed after trying for the umpteenth time to explain what she had or had not seen before the collision with the train which claimed the lives of six schoolchildren and injured 17 others some of them very seriously.

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She had returned to the scene after the accident but without being able to answer exactly what had happened at the level crossing: "When I look up, I see the seats", evoking the violence of the impact in which the car was cut in half and the occupants and seats thrown out.

She then collapses in tears, unable to regain her senses.

Evacuated by the firefighters, the president of the criminal court, Céline Ballerini, had suspended the hearing until Monday after "a trying week" where the defendant, destroyed by the accident, faced the pain and expectations of the families who want to understand.

More than 120 civil parties have joined in this case.


Fatal collision in Millas: "For the driver of the bus, the barriers were open"

The defendant assures that the level crossing barriers were open, which the expert reports contradict and also speaks of a "black hole" at the time of the accident.

“Asking him always the same questions makes him relive a traumatic moment which is the accident”, noted Me Codognès Thursday at the exit of the court.

Source: leparis

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