Marne: Collision at Railway Crossing Kills Four People including Three Children

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An accident on a railway crossing in the Marne kills four people in Marne

ACCIDENT: The collision between a TER and the car occurred on Monday morning around 10am in the Marne

A collision between a TER and a vehicle at a railway crossing caused the death of four people, a woman and three children report BFMTV  and  Le Parisien . Information confirmed by the mayor to AFP. The accident took place shortly before 10am in the Marne, in the town of Avenay-Val-d’Or indicated firefighters in the news channel continuously.

The SNCF Grand Est communication informed the  Parisian that “out of the twenty or so passengers, four light injuries were taken care of by the fire brigade”. The driver of the TER would be safe and sound but “extremely shocked”. Asked by our colleagues from RTL , the mayor of Avenay-Val-d’Or, Philippe Maussire said that “the barriers were closed. I can assure you that it is a non-accidental crossing regularly maintained by the SNCF “.

The railway crossing debate relaunched

According to Vincent Julé-Parade, a lawyer specializing in the accompaniment of victims, “It is fundamental that the investigation can establish all the responsibilities, including that of the SNCF. For the lawyer who is in charge of the accident at the Castelsarrasin railway crossing, “It is urgent that the actors concerned mobilize to avoid new victims. ”



The barrier of the passage “is folded” and the ongoing investigation will give the reasons, says meanwhile Patrick Jeantet, CEO of SNCF Réseau. France has 15,405 railway crossings. “Over the past 3 years, more than 100 accidents on these passages have been recorded throughout the country,” laments Vincent Julé-Parade.

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