the origin of The accident is still uncertain. To 7: 45 Monday morning, on the RN25, Bavincourt near Arras, in the Pas-de-Calais, a bus carrying students and a truck collided, reports Europe 1.
the prefecture of The Pas-de-Calais has indicated to The Express that the driver of the bus, which was carrying 12 students died. Two people, a student of 15 years old and the driver of the truck, are in a “state of absolute urgency”.
The “prognosis” of this driver, who has been admitted to the emergency department of the hospital of Amiens, is “very reserved,” said the chief doctor of the emergency room, Dr. Pierre-Luc Maerten. At the age of thirty years, an employee of the local company transport Dhot has several years of activity, according to one of his colleagues.
students in a state of shock
The student, 15 years old, probably sitting at the front of the vehicle, had to be désincarcéré before being transported unconscious to the hospital Centre (CH) of Amiens. Another collégienne, 11-year-old was also wounded and “in critical condition”, says the secretary general of the prefecture, but his prognosis is not engaged. It has also been transported to Arras.
According to the first elements of the investigation, a semi-trailer loaded with beets was suddenly deported on the left of the roadway, colliding with full force, at the level of the driving position, the car that was coming opposite.
Ten students, on the 12 or 13 that was carrying the bus, were also supported by the cell medico-psychological hospital of Arras. They are in a state of shock. According to the Voice of The North, the bus was carrying students of the collège du Val du Gy, located 7 km from Bavincourt. They would be aged 13 to 15 years.
dozens of fire trucks, the Ambulance and cops are on scene and traffic is completely paralyzed until noon on this portion of the RN 25. According to the mayor of Bavincourt, Lionel Cayet, contacted by France Info, the RN25 is “a road-particularly accident-prone”, on which the municipality has “called for the installation of a mobile radar three months ago to encourage drivers to slow their speed.” He asserts that, “several fatal accidents have already been counted for the past ten years” and that “3000 offences were reported in three weeks.”
“The services of the State mobilised’
“I would like to extend all my support to the families of the victims in this ordeal”, said in a press release the minister of national Education, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.”Thoughts moved after the road accident near Arras. In solidarity with the families of the victims and the parents of the students,” wrote the Prime minister Manuel Valls on Twitter. He is visiting near Arras, on Monday, to visit a migrant reception center.
By mid-morning, Alain Vidalies, secretary of State in charge of transport has indicated its “strong emotions following the dramatic accident in Bavincourt”.”The State services are mobilized to bring relief to the victims”,-he said.