A 33-year-old motorist was taken into custody for attempted murder after knocking down two pedestrians during the Music Festival in Rouen (Seine-Maritime).

A 23-year-old woman was seriously injured.

According to the department's firefighters, a person was knocked down around 1:30 a.m. on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday.

A police source said that two pedestrians, a woman and her brother, had been knocked down.

An investigation was opened for "attempted voluntary homicide" after the driver, who was driving a taxi whose light was off, "deliberately ran into the two pedestrians".

“The woman was seriously injured and rushed to Rouen University Hospital.

His 33-year-old brother was slightly injured,” the police source said.

A knife discovered

According to

Paris Normandie

, the vehicle bore taxi signage.

The injured young woman would have passed under the wheels of the car and then would have been crushed again by a reverse gear, a witness told our colleagues.

The driver, who was also carrying a knife at the time, tried to flee before being arrested.

According to the first elements of the investigation, he was driving despite a license suspension.


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