The scene was filmed and widely relayed on social networks overnight from Wednesday to Thursday. According to the Hérault prefecture, “the police investigation is progressing rapidly”.
A 14-year-old boy died Wednesday evening in the Paillade district of Montpellier, hit by a “driver”, following France’s qualification for the World Cup final in Qatar against Morocco, the prefecture announced
The scene was filmed and widely relayed on social networks overnight from Wednesday to Thursday. It shows a white car with a tricolor hanging from a rear window surrounded by several people before making a violent U-turn.
The driver fled and “the vehicle was found near the scene of the accident and placed under sequestration” , added the prefecture in a press release specifying that “the police investigation is progressing rapidly under the direction of the prosecution” . The victim, transferred to the hospital in absolute emergency, died shortly after his medical care.
According to the deputy of Nupes de l’Hérault Nathalie Oziol, the facts occurred in the popular district of La Paillade and the victim was 14 years old, she indicated on Twitter, regretting that this “sporting event is ending in absolute tragedy.
“Following the apprehension of a French flag held at the window of a car, the driver of the latter violently left the line of vehicles in front of him and hit a 14-year-old boy” , a indicated Thursday the parquet floor of Montpellier. The teenager “died quickly as a result of his injuries” , he added, specifying that an “investigation of the chief of aggravated fatal blows in this case with a weapon (the vehicle)” , was entrusted to the departmental security. from Montpelier.