A man was indicted for "aggravated unintentional injuries" on Monday by the prosecutor's office in Bayonne (Pyrénées-Atlantiques).
He is suspected of having run over a teenager who was cycling in Anglet, on the night of Friday to Saturday, reports
The young cyclist had been mown down in front of a friend by a motorist who had fled.
The witness of the accident was able to describe the vehicle to the police.
A call for witnesses had thus been launched by the Bayonne police station.
This call made it possible to identify the wrecked car in a residence in the city.
The suspect was therefore arrested at his mother's home in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Speeding and hit and run
A judicial inquiry was opened and the 23-year-old man was placed under judicial supervision during the investigation.
He is under two aggravating circumstances: speeding and hit and run.
The 14-year-old, victim of a serious head trauma, had been hospitalized in serious condition.
He is still under medical supervision and has been placed in a coma.
However, his vital prognosis would not be engaged, specifies the regional daily.
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