Europe 1 with AFP 11:36 a.m., February 12, 2024
Three people died this Monday after being struck down by a car in Steenbecque, in the North. A fourth person was transported to Lille University Hospital with a life-threatening condition. The driver of the vehicle, placed in police custody, fell asleep at the wheel, according to the first elements of the investigation.
Three people died on Monday in a road accident, struck down by a car in Steenbecque, in the North, while they were hiking, we learned from the sub-prefect of Dunkirk, François-Xavier Bieuville. A fourth person, whose vital prognosis is in jeopardy but whose condition is stabilized, was transported to the Lille University Hospital, he added, confirming information from
Voix du Nord
The driver fell asleep
“According to initial information, a light passenger vehicle swerved at the exit of the village,” he detailed. The driver “lost control of the vehicle”, which “hit four people on the sidewalk who were going for a hike”.
The driver was taken into custody. According to his first statements, he fell asleep at the wheel, continued François-Xavier Bieuville, specifying that he was not a priori in a state of drunkenness.