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.
⚠️🚨 Circulation compliquée entre #Reims et #Epernay suite à une collision entre une voiture et un train entre Avenay-Val-d’Or et Aÿ ! Déviations mises en place 🚧@SNCF annonce des perturbations et retards sur ses trains 🚆
— RCF Reims-Ardennes (@RCFRA) 15 July 2019
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.