A driver, who had taken the A11 Le Mans-Nantes in the opposite direction, fatally hit a heavy truck which caught fire, during the night from Friday to Saturday. The accident caused the closure of the highway, which could partially reopen on Saturday afternoon.
Around 3:45 a.m., after the Angers-Est interchange, a contraflow passenger vehicle collided with a heavy goods vehicle carrying various packages. “The driver died and the driver of the heavy goods vehicle was hospitalized in relative emergency”, indicated the Codis of Maine-et-Loire.
During the extinction of the fire, two firefighters were injured in the face. They were transported to the CHU, from where they were able to get out quickly.
On Twitter, the president of the Maine-et-Loire departmental council Florence Dabin (various right) spoke of “unacceptable behavior” of motorists: “Two firefighters injured in intervention, following an explosion on the A11. I express my support for them and wish them a good recovery. Vehicles put them in danger by not slowing down despite the indications. Light will be shed on these unacceptable behaviors, ”reacted the elected official on the social network.
Around 10 a.m., all the vehicles stuck by the accident were evacuated by the teams from Vinci Autoroute and the gendarmes. “There are packages burned on the road, they must be evacuated, at the same time the road must be cleaned, there should be asphalt to be redone,” said Vinci.
The highway could reopen in the afternoon on one lane, according to the same source.
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