Doubs. A driver suspected of having deliberately hit and killed a moped rider with his truck

A Turkish truck driver, domiciled in Germany, was indicted this Thursday, September 22, 2022, suspected of having killed a young woman who was riding a scooter after having deliberately touched her with his truck, according to the Montbéliard prosecutor’s office (Doubs) .

The 21-year-old did not survive

The prosecution requested the provisional detention of the 59-year-old driver, indicted for the criminal acts of “willful violence resulting in death without the 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, knocked down and crushed the driver of a scooter. The 21-year-old did not survive.

The “voluntary maneuvers” of the driver in question

“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 prosecutor Ariane Combarel.

Witnesses to the scene told the police in particular that the heavyweight approached the scooter and hit it abnormally, some indicating that they had the impression that the driver was trying to move the moped driver forward.

“These testimonials and analyzes of the tachograph disc, which records the speed and activity of a vehicle, still need to be refined”according to the prosecutor.

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

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