Var: death of a co-driver during a car rally

Terrible news on the roads of the south of France. A co-driver in his forties died Saturday afternoon after his vehicle left the road during the Roches Brunes national rally in the town of Muy (Var), AFP learned from firefighters and the gendarmerie.

On board the vehicle, the driver, aged around thirty, was only slightly injured, Var firefighters said. The accident vehicle would be the only one involved, specifies Be Matin, which ensures that “a major rescue system is on site, including 13 firefighters, as well as the Smur, the gendarmerie and a civil security helicopter. »

The accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on the D47, on a narrow and winding road between the towns of Bagnols-en-Forêt and Le Muy on the occasion of the 11th edition of this rally contested from Friday until Sunday. The competition was interrupted, the Var gendarmerie told AFP, without being able to specify whether the event would resume.


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