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Three pedestrians mowed down in Lorient, the owner of the car arrested – Lorient


A man domiciled in Lorient was arrested and taken into custody this Saturday afternoon, at his home, by the Lorient police. This is the owner of the black car, who mowed down three pedestrians, Friday June 18, around 9:30 p.m., rue de Verdun, in Lorient. Was he the driver of the car at the time of the tragedy? The hearings currently being carried out by the investigators should shed light on the circumstances of the accident.

Excessive speed

The first testimonies are cold in the back. They suggest that the vehicle was traveling at full speed, when it struck, near a pedestrian crossing, the three pedestrians, two young men aged 20 and 21 and a young woman of 25. “I heard the engine accelerate in the towers,” said a customer of a store. ” I’m shocked. At no time did the car slow down. I did not see it brake, ”relates another witness who knew the victims. The car then did not stop and fled. According to testimonies, two people were in the vehicle.

The two young men still hospitalized

This Saturday, the two men were still hospitalized, including the youngest injured more seriously and suffering from a head trauma. The young woman, whose injuries were initially considered serious, was able to return home.

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