Thursday, July 31, 2014

TER vacuum hits a car in Gironde: one dead, one injured … – Le Nouvel Observateur

TER vacuum hits a car in Gironde: one dead, one injured … – Le Nouvel Observateur

Bordeaux (AFP) – A young woman of 21 years was killed and a 23-year-old seriously injured when their car was struck Wednesday by TER circulating without passengers in the north of the Gironde, has-been learned from sources.

For some unknown reason, the car was on the track, up to a crossing at Gauriaguet, 35 km north of Bordeaux, when she was struck by a to 9:30 p.m. EST circulating vacuum in the north-south direction on the Saintes-Bordeaux line, has indicated it does with Prefecture.

The driver of 21 years was killed in the clash, the passenger 23 years, which had to be désincarcéré, was taken in the evening to the Bordeaux University Hospital in critical condition , his prognosis is promised, do you

the same source and with relief.

driver and the inspector aged forty years aboard the TER were shocked, and supported by a psychological unit set up, as well as the families of the victims, do you


A police investigation was opened into the causes of the accident .

Forty firefighters were deployed, and the way was being release two hours after the accident, but the disruption to traffic should a priori be minimal: the only trains provided on the line after the accident was a train of freight and a passenger train in the South-North direction from Bordeaux, whose twenty passengers should be transported by bus from the station.


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