Three students injured in France after man 'deliberately' rams group with vehicle

Kristopher Drake
November 11, 2017

Toulouse Prosecutor Pierre-Yves Couilleau said Friday evening that two students remained hospitalized and one had left the hospital.

A French prosecutor said a vehicle that rammed into a group of students in a city in southwest France on Friday was driven by a man known to have "psychiatric" problems. Unconfirmed reports have claimed the driver suffered from major psychological problems.

The driver, a man, was arrested.

When asked about the possibility the man was motivated by terrorism, the prosecutor said the attack was "nothing of that order".


The incident occurred in the Blagnac suburb of Toulouse in southwestern France. According to the French police, a man driving a vehicle outside a high school near Toulouse "deliberately" rammed into the students, leaving two of them in a serious condition, AFP said.

The reports said the victims were from China and are in their early 20s.

On November 2, a group of around 40 Chinese tourists were attacked with teargas and robbed outside a three-star hotel near Paris's Orly Airport.

In July previous year, a Tunisian man ploughed a 19-tonne truck into a crowd in the southern city of Nice, killing 86 people.

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