A pregnant woman and her young son were injured in a car accident on Monday, in Montluçon (Allier), report La Montagne, France Bleu Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes and France 3 Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes.
The accident occurred in the early afternoon, around 14 p.m., at Albert-Einstein Street, north of Montluçon. A 38-year-old pregnant woman, accompanied by her three-year-old son in a supermarket trolley, was crossing the road on the pedestrian crossing, the Montluçon prosecutor's office told local media.
That's when a 54-year-old motorist hit the two pedestrians on the road. On site, a nurse was able to provide first aid to the victims before the arrival of firefighters, doctors from the Samu, and their transport to the hospital.
Driver taken into custody
The little boy was taken care of at the hospital of Clermont-Ferrand, in the Puy-de-Dôme, "in a critical condition," says the prosecutor of Montluçon. At France 3, the police specify that "his prognosis is engaged".
His mother, seven months pregnant and in relative emergency, was hospitalized in Montluçon.
The driver, in shock, was not hospitalized. Placed in custody, he said he did not see the two pedestrians on the road. He was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Traffic was halted on Albert-Einstein Street due to the accident. An investigation has been opened and is being conducted by the Montluçon National Police.