A woman died Thursday evening in the 17th arrondissement of Paris when a vehicle hit the terrace of a bar.
According to the first elements of the investigation, it is an accident.
Six injured, including one serious, are also to be deplored, including the passenger in the car.
The driver fled.
A vehicle hit the terrace of a cafe, leaving one dead and six injured, including one serious, Thursday evening in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, we learned from firefighters and police sources.
It would be an accident, and not a voluntary act, according to a police source.
"It's an accident," Geoffroy Boulard, LR mayor of the 17th arrondissement told AFP.
An investigation has been opened for manslaughter by vehicle driver and unintentional injuries, said a judicial source.
A barrel before hitting the bar door
The facts happened around 10:30 p.m., according to a witness to the scene interviewed by AFP. The provisional toll is one dead and six injured, including one serious, who is the passenger in the car, a police source added. The driver of the car fled on foot, according to the same source. The vehicle in question, whose driver seems to have lost control, rolled over before hitting the door of the "Sports Bar", located in the north-west of the capital, on rue Guy-Môquet.
"The vehicle was coming at a brisk pace and it rolled off," said Geoffroy Boulard. "A 35-year-old woman who was on the terrace unfortunately died. The driver of the car left running and another passenger in the car was evacuated to Beaujon hospital in absolute urgency." According to the witness, about ten chairs of the establishment were thrown to the ground, under the effect of the shock. Plots used to delimit the sidewalk were also knocked down.