lot. Why didn’t they ask for help when she was screaming in pain in the car?

The only vehicle involved in the traffic accident on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Cambes. (© Lot Gendarmerie)

On Thursday, April 14, 2022, three young men (B.-C.-D.) in their twenties were summoned to the bar of the correctional court of Cahorsas a result of the traffic accident that occurred on the night of March 20-21, 2021 a take (13 km from Figeac), in which a 20-year-old woman (W.) was seriously injured.

The three defendants are being prosecuted for not providing assistance and assistance to W., the young main victim of this car accident, who, however, was screaming in pain, trapped in the passenger compartment of the car. As such, all three youths face a 5-year prison sentence.

It is added for B., the driver, the crime of driving under the effects of alcohol; its alcohol level was measured at 1.78 g / l

. In addition, B. is being prosecuted for speeding, inadequate circumstances and lack of technical control of the vehicle. The sum of the crimes makes him incur a sentence of 7 years in prison! Finally, a ticket for breach of curfew during the period of state of health emergency is also held against the 5 passengers. All three defendants have no criminal record. Only one of the passengers, the young woman sitting in front, is not in process,“because he stayed with his injured girlfriend until help arrived”

President Olivier Bataillé remembers the circumstances of the events and it is when he hears one of the defendants that he faints and collapses in the middle of the court (see box).

One of the most drunk takes the wheel …

It was a party at the B’s, friends who have known each other for a few months. At the end of the evening, when some of them abused alcohol, but not all of them, it was time to break up. Two decide to sleep there. W wants to go home, but someone has to take him home. Contrary to many people’s beliefs, it is one of the most alcohol-consuming to drive. While others, despite being holders of a driver’s license, have not drunk alcohol. Also, to prevent B from being alone to make the return journey, there are 5 on board a Citroën vehicle, type C3. W sat in the back.

The president asks B. The young man is a member of one of the organizing committees of the 2023 Rugby World Cup:

Videos: currently on Actu “Was he able to drive?”

he asks. – “I thought so, but I didn’t notice, I lacked lucidity because of alcohol”

answers B. According to the elements of the investigation, B. was traveling at 100-110 km / h. At a curve, the car bites its right shoulder and after straightening its path, the vehicle leaves the road on the left side, collides with trees and a rock. W. is seriously injured. He suffers serious injuries and broken bones in many parts of his body. It’s between 1:30 and 2 in the morning. His condition will be described as “very serious” by the emergency services.

Anyone to ask for help?

In a totally incomprehensible way, no one, a priori, had the idea to ask for help … However, throughout the investigation and the hearings an explanation will come out, which the defendants before the court admit to the majority of lips and that the main interested party opposes … That is to say, to be able to remove W of the cabin by itself and to transfer it to the hospital. It was, in fact, to avoid the intervention of the emergency services and the gendarmerie, to protect B. who knew he was drinking too much alcohol, at the risk of losing his driver’s license … While W. was screaming in pain in the car …

Two of the defendants walked to wake those sleeping more than two miles away so they could drive with W. to the hospital … As for B., who stayed around the car, he be detected by a truck driver, who stops and hurries to ask for help …

Save B. driver’s license? President Bataillé continues the question:

“Why didn’t you call the emergency services?” » – Answer by B .:

“Unfortunately I didn’t have the reflex, I apologize to W. I should have called the fire department, I apologize! » President Bataillé continues to go through the file and read in one of the hearings held by the investigators:“We did our best to cover B. We didn’t want him to lose his driver’s license, so we wanted to go on foot to get reinforcements to take W. to the hospital.”

. The President asked C to explain:“I thought it was serious, but not so serious … I don’t remember the accident, I was a little to the west, I felt bad … When we arrived to wake up my friends, I learned that there was already help! »

At that moment, C. collapses in the middle of the court (see the box above). The President ordered that the hearing be adjourned until November 10, 2022

at 8:30 p.m.

Discomfort at the bar
For the second time in a week, a defendant called to the bar was harassed. This time, the hearing could not be resumed, the young man had to be taken to the Emergency Department.
When Olivier Bataillé proceeds to the hearing of the defendants, trying to understand what has happened, C. one of them, seizes an inconvenience, falling backwards to the floor of the court. It’s 9:13 in the morning. Immediately everyone runs around C. He doesn’t lose consciousness. The president gets up, asks for help calling. The defendant’s mother approaches. C. answers the questions … He looks up. The young man is served hot chocolate because he says he didn’t have breakfast. Vagal disease? At 9:20 a.m., after sitting in an armchair, C. felt unwell again. We are busy around him and he is lying on the ground again. At 9:21 a.m., four firefighters arrive and take their hands, doing the usual checks. 9:25 a.m., C. has a third illness. The data of the review of the state of health of C. are transmitted to the doctor Samu and in the process it is decided to take the young person to Emergencies.

Firefighters arrived at the scene in 7 minutes … For the young woman who had an accident, she had to wait for a road transport company to pass, more than 20 minutes after the accident, before alert the emergency services, without forgetting. how long did it take to arrive …

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