Shock waves are coming from Niort where a major accident happened involving multiple vehicles leaving 11 people injured. Yes, you heard it right, a total of 11 people including a mother and 10 minors, were left injured in the accident that happened in Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan near Niort. The official report claims this major accident happened on the weekend, Saturday, September 23, 2023. Talking about the number of vehicles involved in the crash, there were three vehicles including two cars and a utility van, were involved in this mishap. Sources have confirmed that a woman sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a medical facility through air ambulance. Let’s delve deep into the details and find out more information about it.
Three Vehicles Crashed In Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan
The accident reportedly happened on Saturday afternoon at around 4 p.m. This mishap occurred on departmental road 248 when a utility van or mini-bus suddenly moved into the left lane and hit two cars. According to the reports, the mini-bus was carrying a total of five occupants, a group of musicians who were going to La Rochelle to perform at a concert. The music group involved in the Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan accident is from the Lyon region. Furthermore, the utility van was being driven by a 27-year-old driver.
What was the cause of the crash?
According to the reports, the accident happened when the driver of the utility bus fell asleep causing the van to leave its lane and move suddenly into the left lane and hit two other cars on departmental road 248. Reportedly, in one of the two cars, a couple was traveling and sustained only minor injuries. But the woman who sustained serious injuries was traveling in another car along with her two children aged 11 and 8. The seriously injured woman is from Charente-Maritime. Continue reading this article and learn more details.
It is believed that the mother of the child was sitting in the front seat. Thus, she sustained serious injuries. Shortly after the crash, the authorities responded to the accident scene along with the medical services. An air ambulance was also called to the scene. The seriously affected woman presumably the mother, was rushed to Poitiers University Hospital. While the other ten injured victims were sent to Niort and Poitiers. To rescue the victims, a total of 15 police officers and 37 firefighters were sent to the scene. As a result of the rescue operation, the road remained closed for 3 hours and it was re-opened in the early evening.