A man was indicted Sunday for "manslaughter" after hitting with his car Friday night in Dourges (Pas-de-Calais) a pedestrian who had just extorted money with the help of an accomplice, have we learned from the Bethune Procuratorate?
The mis en cause, in his twenties, was also indicted for "endangering others by manifestly deliberate violation of a duty of care or security" and was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the events, it was said from the same source. According to the first elements of the investigation, the driver had just been "victim of extortion with a weapon".
Fallen into a trap
Friday evening, after responding to an ad on the internet for the sale of two phones, the driver had gone to the station Dourges with his own phone and 1400 euros in cash in his bag.
According to his statements quoted by the prosecutor's office, the driver "followed the salesman on foot" and then "found himself in a trap": "a second person, dressed in black with a scarf and a hood, the waiting. "
He then ran back to his car but "the two pedestrians opened his door and punched him and kicked him" to be able to steal his bag, one of them the "gazing in the face", has the magistrate, specifying that traces and smells of gas had been found in the vehicle.
The accomplice on the run
The driver immediately followed his attackers by car, according to him to "recover his bag". He told the investigators that "everything happened very quickly, that the one wearing a hood found himself stuck to the wall and the other on the hood" accidentally.
Hit Friday at 21:20, the pedestrian was transported to the hospital, where he died Saturday. His accomplice has fled but is targeted leaders of "extortion with weapons" and "no assistance to anyone in danger". Presented to a liberty and detention judge, the accused driver was placed under judicial control.