Portuguese driver knows bus accident sentence in France


The Portuguese driver, who in 2017 was behind the wheel of a passenger bus that lost his way on the way to Switzerland, causing four dead and 28 injured, will know this Wednesday the sentence of the French courts.

The driver was charged with homicide and involuntary injuries and the French prosecutor’s office asked during the trial, which took place in early October, for three years of suspended sentence for the defendant.

According to the expertise presented in court, the causes of the accident were avexcessive speed, mechanical problems and ice on the road.

In addition to the driver, two other Portuguese entities sat on the dock: the company AngeloTaxi, a passenger transport company, and Rota das Gravuras, owner of the bus.

For each of these two entities, the French prosecutor’s office asked for a 100,000 euro fine. Both companies belong to the driver’s father.

The accident happened in January 2017 on the Central Europe and Atlantic Road (RCEA), at the level of the locality of Charolles, in the district of Saône-et-Loire, a “road considered to be dangerous”, said the mayor of Saône-et at the time. -Loire, Gilbert Payet, speaking to Lusa agency.

About 90 firefighters in the region were involved in the accident due to the scale of the disaster. All passengers were of Portuguese origin and five people were seriously injured, including a 2-year-old baby and the driver himself.

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