Doubs: a driver indicted for having knocked down and killed a 21-year-old scooter driver

According to the first elements of the investigation, his act could be intentional. A Turkish truck driver, domiciled in Germany, was indicted on Thursday, suspected of having killed a young woman who was riding a scooter after having deliberately hit her with his truck, said the Montbéliard prosecutor’s office (Doubs).

The latter requested the provisional detention of the 59-year-old driver, indicted for the criminal acts of “willful violence resulting in death without intention of giving it”, Thursday at the end of his police custody. Tuesday afternoon in Montbéliard, the Turkish driver, leaving a Stellantis site to connect to another, overturned and crushed the driver of a scooter on a portion where the speed was limited to 50 km / h. The 21-year-old did not survive.

“As it stands, the elements of the file have provided enough clues to show that he had touched the scooter by voluntary maneuvers, and that he had thus unbalanced the driver and caused her death”, explained the prosecutor Ariane Combarel.

He had approached abnormally according to witnesses

Witnesses to the scene told the police in particular that the lorry approached the scooter and hit it abnormally, some indicating that they had the impression that the driver, whose vehicle was registered in Germany, sought to advance the moped. Six witnesses, shocked by this accident, had been taken care of by the firefighters, two of them even had to be transported to the Nord Franche-Comté hospital, recall our colleagues from the regional daily.

“These testimonies and analyzes of the tachograph disk – which records the speed and activity of a vehicle – must still be refined”, according to the prosecutor. Tested negative for alcohol consumption, the statement was however positive for narcotics, reports the East Republican.

The truck driver, on the contrary, declared during his police custody that he had “seen nothing, felt nothing”. According to him, “he would have stopped after hearing cars honking and looking in his rear view mirror, where he saw the scooter and the body”.

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