A Yellow Vest Killed after Being hit by a Truck in Avignon

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A Yellow vest killed by a truck in Avignon

A 23-year-old Yellow Vest was killed in the night from Wednesday to Thursday after being hit by a truck at a roundabout in Avignon.

yellow Vest was killed in the night from Wednesday to Thursday after being hit by a truck at a roundabout near a motorway exit in Avignon (Vaucluse), said the floor.

“The driver of the truck was taken into custody. The victim was 23 years old, “said Avignon deputy prosecutor Caroline Armand, confirming information from LCI .

“In principle, the driver is of Polish nationality,” said Caroline Armand.

Sixth death

The accident took place shortly after midnight at the Avignon Sud exit of the A7, according to the same source. The investigation was entrusted to the Departmental Security of Vaucluse.

This is the sixth death on the sidelines of the movement of yellow vests.

On the 17th November, the first day of the “yellow vests” rallies , a female protester was killed in Pont-de-Beauvoisin (Savoie) after being hit by a motorist panicked at a roadblock. Two days later, a 37-year-old biker was hit by a pickup truck that maneuvered to avoid a barrage of “yellow vests” and succumbed to his injuries the next day.



On the night of December 1st to the 2nd, during the third weekend of mobilisation, a motorist died while driving into a truck stopped at a dam near Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône).

The fourth victim is an 80-year-old woman injured by a tear gas grenade in Marseille on the 1st December. She died the next day at the hospital during a surgical operation.

On the 10th December, a woman in her twenties was killed in Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure (Charente) when her car came to hit into a truck, an accident probably related to the slowdown upstream of the filtering dam by the yellow vests “.

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