Seriously injured after leaving the road in Assens

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Seriously injured after leaving the road in Assens


A car, which was traveling from Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne towards Echallens, left the road with its four occupants. The vehicle ended its journey in an agricultural vehicle. The car in shock caught fire.


Serious road accident in Assens.


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Serious road accident in Assens.


A serious road accident occurred this Sunday, October 11 at around 2:40 am in Assens, near the place “Les Berchères”, communicates the Vaud cantonal police.

According to the first elements, the driver, a 29-year-old Portuguese national living in the region, was driving his car from Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne to Echallens. In a long curve to the left and for a reason that the investigation will have to establish, his vehicle left the road, crossed a field and struck with the front of his vehicle a construction machine.

Under the effect of the impact, the car caught fire immediately. The 4 occupants, seriously injured, were able to be extricated from the automobile by friends who were following them. They are all men aged 29 to 42, living in the region.

An investigation has been opened.

The route des Berchères was closed to traffic for three hours for the purposes of the report.

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