The VINCI Autoroutes network is launching a new call for caution after an accident on Monday 14 December on the A61. An intervention van was struck by a van between Villefranche-de-Lauragais and Castelnaudary. The accident left one slightly injured.
The men and women in yellow again endangered this Monday morning on the A61 motorway. A patrol vehicle was struck by a van between Villefranche-de-Lauragais and Castelnaudary, in the direction of Narbonne. The driver of the vehicle in question was slightly injured at the time of the impact, and the patroller of Vinci Autoroutes was very shocked.
The operator of the motorway network specifies that the signaling devices were however activated. He recalls that the security corridors must be respected when a patroller is on duty.
2nd accident in a week
It is the 49th “yellow” vehicle hit since the start of 2020. The previous accident dates from last week.
In 2019, 144 van collisions were counted across the entire French motorway network.
According to Vinci Autoroutes, accidents of this type are often linked to episodes of drowsiness or a lack of attention from drivers. They generally occur when patrollers provide assistance to broken down or injured users, or when carrying out maintenance work.
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