a prostitute’s van hit, two women injured

Illustration of a van housing a prostitute, here in Caen. – C. Triballeau / AFP

Of them prostitutes were injured during the night from Wednesday to Thursday in
Lyon when a car crashed into a van before
to escape. Investigators are trying to find out if this act was voluntary, say the police.

L’accident took place around 3:15 am this Thursday morning in a street in the 7th arrondissement. A fast-moving vehicle violently struck a parked van, throwing the two women who were nearby several meters away, said the Rhône departmental public security directorate (DDSP).

A witness speaks of a “voluntary” act

The two women, aged 26 and 53, were injured. The youngest’s vital prognosis is “engaged”, according to police. Firefighters reported that they had been transferred to Edouard-Herriot Hospital.

According to another police source, these women are from the Dominican Republic. This source specifies that a witness assured that the driver of the car had deliberately collided with the van, but this remains to be formally established. An investigation was opened by the Traffic Accidents and Crime Brigade (BADR) for “bodily injury with hit and run”.

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