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Tragic Road Accident in Libourne Claims Lives of Three Young People

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In a devastating accident in Libourne, three young people lost their lives, with two others seriously injured. Investigations are ongoing to determine the exact circumstances.

Tragic Accident Claims Lives of Three Young People in Libourne

In a tragic event that has left the town of Libourne, located in Gironde, France, grief-stricken, three young individuals aged between 19 and 20 lost their lives in a severe road accident. The incident occurred during the early hours of Sunday on the departmental road D 1089, as confirmed by the Libourne public prosecutor, Loïs Raschel.

According to the prosecutor's statement, three people died instantly at the scene of the accident. Two others, aged 17 and 18, were seriously injured, with one currently in a life-threatening condition. These victims were reported to be from the department, with the car's passengers believed to be from Coutras, a small town approximately twenty kilometers northeast of Libourne.

Investigation and Psychological Support

The exact circumstances of this tragic accident remain undetermined, and investigations are ongoing to clarify the events leading up to the incident. 'The violence of the shock was such that a psychological support unit is being mobilized for first responders from the emergency and gendarmerie services,' stated Philippe Buisson, the mayor of Libourne. Buisson stressed that more information would be provided by the prosecutor as the investigation develops, and the vehicle involved was reportedly the only one that left the road before striking a tree violently.

The city of Libourne is waking up 'bruised' following this heart-wrenching accident. An investigation for manslaughter has been opened, with the case being handled by the Libourne gendarmerie. As the community mourns, efforts to determine the precise cause of the accident remain a priority for local authorities.

  • This unfortunate accident highlights the critical need for road safety and the importance of timely emergency response. Local authorities have urged residents to be cautious, especially on straight road sections like the one where this tragic accident took place.
  • The deployment of a psychological unit underscores the emotional toll such incidents have on first responders and emergency service members. This support is crucial in ensuring that those who arrive first at scenes of such devastating accidents receive the care they need to cope with the psychological impacts of their work.
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Refs: | Le Parisien | Le Figaro |

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