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E. Frisullo / 20 Minutes
A dramatic traffic accident took place on Tuesday, around 5:30 p.m., in the city center of Aubenas (Ardèche).
An 8-year-old boy lost his life being hit by a truck while crossing the road, as reported by France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
According to firefighters, the child was traveling on a hoverboard.
Victim of serious trauma to the head and thorax, he could not be resuscitated by the emergency services arrived on site.
His mother (40), who tried to catch up with him, was seriously injured in the impact with the truck, especially in the pelvis.
She was transported in absolute urgency to the Aubenas hospital center.
An investigation is opened to determine the circumstances of this fatal accident, while the driver of the truck was heard at the police station.
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