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Tragedy in France: 83-year-old woman ran over and killed a 10-year-old who was riding a bicycle

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A 10-year-old girl who had gone for a ride with other children on their bikes strong> and an 83-year-old driver drove them away with her vehicle on Wednesday, in France, succumbed today to his injuries, reports AFP citing the prosecution, with the case being occasion to open a public debate about whether to allow someone to drive for life.

The the death of the child, who was in a “very critical condition” after the accident in La Rochelle, in the western part of the country, was announced this morning , Arnaud Larez, the prosecutor of La Rochelle, told AFP.

The little girl belonged to a group of twelve children, aged 7 to 11, who went together to a community leisure center and were cycling around, when thempulled overon Wednesday morning an 83-year-olddriver, who had entered the opposite flow of traffic.

In addition to this death, in this accident six other children were injured, one of them being hospitalized in a serious condition.

The 83-year-old woman, who was found to be negative for alcohol and other substances, he was taken into custody on Wednesday, but this measure was taken “for medical reasons” and he was transferred to a “specialized hospital structure”. He has not yet spoken to authorities investigating the incident.

A plan to revise driving licensing guidelines, which MEPs debated in February, has caused an uproar in Europe, particularly in France, where the driving license is valid for life, unlike in other European countries.

The text, expected to be negotiated with member states, provides that driving licenses will only be valid for 15 years for motorcycles , cars and tractors, 5 years for trucks and buses. In order to obtain and renew the document, a medical examination will be mandatory.

Pauline Deroulette, a wheelchair tennis player who will represent France at the Paralympic Games, supports this measure. . She was hit with his vehicle by a 90-year-old man who “misplaced the accelerator for the brake”, causing her to lose her left leg in 2018.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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