The facts occurred during the night from Saturday to Sunday in Strasbourg.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m., on the Fustel-de-Coulanges quay, not far from the Civil Hospital, a 40-year-old motorist hit a pole.
The firefighters intervened and found the victim in cardio-respiratory arrest on their arrival.
The emergency services carried out cardio-pulmonary resuscitation maneuvers, indicates the Bas-Rhin Fire and Rescue Service (Sdis).
The 40-year-old was declared dead by the doctor on the spot.
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