CHAUFFARD The man was arrested and taken into custody

Rouen: A motorist drives into the crowd during the Music Festival, a woman seriously injured

A suspect has been arrested for attempted murder by the police. Illustration — SICCOLI PATRICK/SIPA

A 33-year-old motorist was placed on guard at; on trial for attempted voluntary homicide after running over two pedestrians, during the Music Festival in Rouen (Seine Maritime). A 23 year old young woman was seriously injured. According to the department's fire department, one person was killed. overturned around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday night. Wednesday. A police source has on his side precise that two pedestrians, a woman and her brother, had been reversed.

An investigation was carried out. open for « attempted murder » after the driver, who was driving a taxi whose light was off, « ran deliberately on both pedestrians ». “ The woman was seriously injured and rushed to Rouen University Hospital. His brother, at the age of 33 years old, was slightly injured; », indicates the police source.

A knife discovered

According to Paris Normandie, the vehicle carried a taxi signage. The injured young woman would have passed under the wheels of the car then would have been again. crushed by a reverse gear, indicates a warning light. our colleagues.

The driver, who was also carrying a knife at the time, attempted to to flee before being arrested. According to the first elements of the investigation, he was circulating despite a license suspension.