A car mows 18 cyclists near Saint-Etienne, a teenager in dire need

The essentials In Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert (Loire), a car going in the opposite direction mowed a group of cyclists, including 14 young people. One of them is urgent.

A group of cyclists, including 14 teenagers, at least one of whom was in an absolute emergency, were mowed down by a car going in the opposite direction in Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert, Loire on Wednesday afternoon.

“The accident happened when a vehicle passed a group of cyclists who were driving in columns on a bridge over the D498. A driver driving her car in the opposite direction was faced with the vehicle, which doubled in size before she fell back to the left and hit the cyclists, “the gendarmerie told AFP and issued a warning shortly after 4 p.m. A 14 year old in an absolute emergency and was evacuated to the Saint Etienne hospital. Two other people were in a relative emergency, according to firefighters, and ten others were in shock.

14 to 18 years old

The group of cyclists belongs to the Espoirs Cyclists Club Saint-Etienne Loire and, according to fire fighters, at the time of the accident consisted of 4 adults and 14 teenagers aged 14 to 18 years. “A psychological listening cell has been set up in the Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert barracks, in which ten shocked young people and their parents can be accommodated,” said the firefighters.

A total of 43 firefighters intervened at the scene of the accident, supported by 21 vehicles, including 7 ambulances, and a Samu team. About twenty gendarmes also took part. Shocked, the driver of the affected vehicle had to be heard by the soldiers.