Pas-de-Calais: Three dead in an accident with a truck on the A1

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Tragic road accident leaving three dead in the Pas-de-Calais

ACCIDENT: Second fatal accident with a truck in less than 24 hours on the roads of Northern France …

Three people died on Tuesday shortly after midnight in an accident involving their car and a truck at Carvin (Pas-de-Calais) on the A1 motorway, leading to closure of traffic in the direction Paris-Lille until 4am, announced the prefecture.

The day before, on the morning of the 14th November, a collision between a school bus and a truck killed a woman of 47 years on the RN25 between Arras and Doullens, and seriously injured four people, including three college students.

The body “of an adult and a child” found charred

We still do not know the exact circumstances of this new accident on the A1. “For some reason at this stage,” a car “is embedded in the back of a truck carrying mechanical parts,” reported the prefecture. The car “came to rest on a parapet and then caught fire.”

A man of 35, who had been pulled from the vehicle by motorists died “shortly after” of his injuries. Two charred bodies, “that of an adult and a child,” were also found in the carcass of the car by rescue teams. Shocked but unhurt, the driver of the truck, 36, has meanwhile been transported to hospital in Lens (Pas-de-Calais).

The A1 motorway was closed to traffic in the direction Paris-Lille until about 4am, causing traffic being diverted to the secondary network, said the prefecture. An investigation was opened to determine the circumstances and identify the victims of the accident.

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