Seine-Saint-Denis. A RATP driver cuts the finger of a cyclist after an argument

    Seine-Saint-Denis. A RATP driver cuts the finger of a cyclist after an argument

    By Maëlys Dolbois
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    Friday, December 18, 2020, a RATP bus driver had a difficult exchange with a cyclist in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis). (© DG / News Seine-Saint-Denis)

    An altercation broke out, Friday, December 18, 2020, between a bus driver and a cyclist, in St Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis). An argument between two men who did not stop at words.

    According to initial reports, it all started with a disagreement between the bus driver who was driving towards the Chapel Door and the cyclist riding on a cycle path.

    An open investigation

    The cyclist reportedly approached the driver who was sitting behind the wheel of the bus. He lowered the window to chat with the cyclist, but quickly the tone rose between the two men. Insults erupted.

    The cyclist put his hand near the window, in doubt of the cyclist’s actions, the bus driver rolled up the bus window and the cyclist’s finger was severed. A phalanx has been cut off. He was taken to hospital by the emergency services.

    An investigation was opened by the Saint-Denis police station in order to determine the object of the argument between the two men and to understand if the violence is voluntary.

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