At least 3 injured in deliberate vehicle ramming in Toulouse, France

11 November, 2017, 00:37 | Author: Dustin Murphy
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Local media reports citing police say the act was deliberate.

Early reports indicated that three people were injured in the collision outside Saint-Exupéry high school in Blagnac, Haute-Garonne near Toulouse in France.

According to the same source, the driver was 28-year-old.

The Mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc took to Twitter and said: "Very shocked by the aggression against the students in Blagnac".

One police source told the French news agency the driver "deliberately" tried to ram the students with his vehicle, one of whom is in serious condition. They were all transported to the hospital.


All three of Friday's victims, who were on a crosswalk when the ramming occurred, were in their 20s, with a 23-year-old woman the most seriously injured and two men aged 22 and 23 also hurt.

The suspect tried to flee the scene but police stopped him.

Toulouse prosecutor Pierre-Yves Couilleau, said his office had opened an attempted murder investigation "because the driver was planning to mow people down".

Paul, a communications student at the IGS campus told local media: "I was in class and I heard sirens".

One hundred Chinese students were enrolled this year on an MBA course at the institute, the local paper said.

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