A Vinci Autoroute patrolman died on Tuesday morning after being hit by a truck.
The tragedy occurred on the A9 motorway, in the town of Roquemaure, located east of the Gard department.
Traffic was interrupted for several hours on this axis in the Orange – Nîmes direction.
Last year, forty intervention vehicles were struck during interventions on the network On March 29, after a twelfth accident of this type (on the A10 motorway), the company operating the motorways was alarmed by these figures.
"It is important that the rules of the Highway Code are respected by all drivers when approaching an intervention vehicle, and in particular that of the
corridor", she recalled.
13 bodily accidents in 2021
This is the first death involving a Vinci Autoroute agent this year.
According to the website www.personnel-autoroutes.fr, motorway personnel are victims of an accident every three days on average on the entire French motorway network (126 accidents, including 13 bodily injuries affecting personnel on intervention in 2021).
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