Ch.G. with Julien Constant and Yves Fossey
The A13 is off to Paris this Monday morning, after a pile-up involving seven vehicles. The balance sheet is in excess of seventy wounded.
Un accident occurred on the A13 motorway on Monday morning, a little before 5 o’clock. It happened at the height of the town of Epone, in the Yvelines, in the direction of Paris. The circulation is cut off. According to the prefecture of the department, the toll was 65 people injured, including 5 in absolute emergency ; 14 people are also involved.
Two buses involved
The accident involves seven vehicles : four cars, two buses, a truck with 38 tons. It is produced in the direction province-Paris.
Interviewed on 107.7, the radio information on the highways, Dominique Lepidi, director of cabinet of the prefect, explains that”an advanced medical post was installed on the highway. 85 firefighters, 15 CRS and 5 teams of the Samu are engaged”.
Sylvain Hébert, SAPN (which manages the A13) explains on 107.7 that”there are many victims and the many firefighters on site. It is an accident that requires a significant with a truck across the road”. Franck Rivet, SAPN also states that “the wounded were evacuated to a gymnasium. It takes time”.
The prefecture of the Yvelines department explains that “the outputs Epone and Mantes are closed. Take the exit Buchelay”. Radio France mobility explains that the A13 is saturated is the cause of this accident. It will not reopen until at least the end of the morning.
mobile application traffic Waze suggests some journeys extended to two hours. SAPN gives some details on the journey time, with a stretch factor of more than 1h30 to Mantes-Paris, for example.