The expertise conducted after the car accident that claimed the lives of five children, Monday, July 20, in the evening, on the A7, in the Drôme, has revealed the first elements. The drama was caused by the breakage of the turbo of the vehicle, causing a runaway engine, and then her burning, reported, Wednesday, the prosecutor's office.
" In his prérapport, the court expert in mechanical engineering has concluded in the case of the turbo, which caused a runaway, and then the fire engine, and even perhaps of the interior, told Agence France-Presse, the prosecutor of Valencia Alex Perrin, confirming information of BFM TV. "The driver was in the quasi-impossibility to stop the engine, as the failure neutralizes all systems brake assist, where a feeling of a brake that does not work" referred to by the driver, before he lost consciousness.
A technical inspection in may last
on his side, the squadron departmental road safety (EDSR) Isère, in which the investigation was assigned, stated to the Agence France-Presse that the vehicle was dated 2005. According to him, a technical control should have been done last may, but following the confinement, the State has granted a modification of time making this mandatory inspection in the fall. "Therefore, there is no subject on the control technique, no offence here," said the EDSR. "Even if the control technique was not exceeded, no one would have seen this failure on this piece, because this is not a play that is reviewed during technical control ", think of Me Nicolas Cellupica.
The accident on Monday night has hit nine members of a family from Vénissieux, in the suburbs of lyon, and the paris region, on board of a minivan that caught fire, before making an exit from the road, and then several rolls in a field to the height of the commune of Albon. In addition to the five children aged 3 to 14 years old who were killed, four other members of the family, including a 7 year-old child and two adults in the vital prognosis committed, are currently being supported in hospital in Lyon.