Radar car versus convertible. The accident that took place in the department of Manche could have caused the death of a retired couple, if their car had not been equipped with eight airbags. "We were (...) in the middle of a straight line, a car coming in the opposite direction (left) its lane and (came) hit us head-on, "testified the driver to Actu Lot. Words that suggest the intensity of the shock, from which the accident victims did not come out completely unscathed. They decided to file a complaint.
Originally from the Lot, the septuagenarians traveled in their Ford Mustang convertible between Saint-Lô and Coutances. Under the violence of the shock, their vehicle, which was not traveling above the 80 km / h regulation, began to "make turnstiles before stopping in the ditch, about thirty meters from the point of impact".
Their vehicle destroyed
Stuck in the passenger compartment of the car, completely destroyed, the couple had to be evacuated through the roof by 16 firefighters quickly warned by the automatic alarm that the Ford Mustang was equipped. The passenger was hit in the neck and wears a neck brace, but it is especially her companion who bears the sequelae appearing the most serious. As the accident caused the windshield to burst, the man underwent operations to extract broken glass from his eye. He also suffers from memory problems.
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Ironically, the car responsible for the pass-through is a radar car owned by a private company. At the wheel, a 36-year-old woman, who according to the official version would have fallen asleep at the wheel.