Hit and Run in Lorient: The 7 Year Old Boy is Out of Coma

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He was hit on the 9th June with his cousin, who died in the accident in Lorient, by a driver who fled

He was hit on the 9th June with his cousin, who died in the accident in Lorient, by a driver who fled

He was hit on the 9th June in Lorient (Morbihan) with his 9-year-old cousin, who was killed in the accident caused by a driver who then fled. The 7-year-old boy, who was seriously injured, came out of a coma last week, Ahmed Masqas, a member of the Turkish Cultural Association of Lorient, told AFP on Monday and was close to the families of the two victims.

“He opened his eyes and he still has difficulties to speak, but it is positive, even if it remains worrying,” said Ahmed Makas, adding that the child was still hospitalized in Brest (Finistère).

Nine days on the run for the driver

After the tragedy, Kylian, the 20-year-old responsible for the fatal accident, escaped with a passenger, Gaëlle. The 21-year-old was arrested three days later by the gendarmes after reporting to a resident of Caudan (Morbihan). She was then placed in pre-trial detention.


Kylian had not given any sign of life for nine days. A long run that ended in Lanester, a few miles from the crash site. Prosecuted for manslaughter and aggravated involuntary injuries, refusal to comply aggravated, driving without a license, driving without insurance and hit and run, he had also been placed in pre-trial detention. Facts for which he incurs a penalty of ten years of imprisonment.

The passenger appeals her detention on remand

The chamber of the instruction of Rennes will meet this Thursday, following a call formed by the passenger, clarified this Monday the lawyer of the families of the two children, Me Philippe Courtois, in a release. According to the Bordeaux lawyer, the young woman, who has been imprisoned since the 14th June, challenges her detention on remand.

The prosecutor of the Republic of Lorient confirms that the room of the instruction of Rennes was solicited following the appeal filed by Gaëlle. At the end of this highly anticipated hearing on Thursday, the family lawyer and the fathers of the two children will hold a press conference in Lorient.

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