A teenage girl and her mother were hit by a car on Sunday evening in Argenteuil, in the Paris region.

The driver, identified by investigators, had initially fled before going on Monday.

The circumstances of the accident remain unclear.

The adolescent is still between life and death.

In Argenteuil, in the Val d'Oise, a teenage girl and her mother were hit by a car on Sunday around 9 p.m., while they were near a bus stop.

The two victims, in a state of absolute emergency, were transported to the hospitals of Argenteuil and Beaujon in the Hauts-de-Seine.

The 11-year-old is still between life and death.

The motorist, who had fled before the arrival of help, finally surrendered to the police on Monday evening.


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The identified driver 

The police had managed to identify the driver thanks to debris from his car, a Peugeot 308, as well as thanks to CCTV footage. This is a 25-year-old young man already known to the courts. Investigators from the Val d'Oise departmental security had found his car on Monday, abandoned in Sartrouville, a neighboring town of Argenteuil. Cornered, the suspect went the same evening to the police station, where he was immediately taken into police custody.

According to information from Europe 1, the driver assures, for the moment, that he fell asleep at the wheel at the time of the accident. A version that does not really stick with the hearings of witnesses. The latter explained that he had accelerated to get on the sidewalk, before hitting this teenage girl and her mother. No link has been established between the suspect and the two victims. On the other hand, a third person was at the level of the bus stop, Sunday evening. It is about a 15 year old teenager, who could have been the target of the motorist.