Easter weekend is one of the deadliest for France’s roads and highways. This time was no exception, when yet another fatal accident occurred. A driver, Russian, in his forties, died while driving on the A8 highway close to la Brague bridge in Antibes. Severely injured, the passenger was rushed to the Pasteur hospital in Nice.
Around 5 o’clock, the convertible Bentley with Monegasque license plates was traveling towards Aix-en-Provence with two men on board. For yet undetermined reasons, but most likely due to speeding, the driver lost control of the vehicle. Further investigations are being carried out to determine the exact circumstances.
Unfortunately, the shock was violent, as is evident by the many meters of damaged safety barriers left behind.
A nine kilometre traffic jam
In the early morning, the accident caused another involving a Fiat 500 and its three occupants. Due to debris littering other lanes, several other vehicles were also affected. Up to nine kilometres of traffic were created, as circulation was restricted to only one lane until 11:30 am.
Two A8 entries were closed to avoid creating more traffic: Ville-neuve-Loubet and Villeneuve-Loubet Plage.
It took until 2 o’clock in the afternoon for traffic, on all three lanes, to finally return to normal. Workers had to wait for investigators to finish their work before proceeding with cleanup and repairs.
Currently local police is looking for witnesses of this fatal car accident to investigate it. If you have any information about this accident, please contact police of Mandelieu-La-Napoule. Tél.:04.92.19.42.20.