11 injured in French coach crash

16th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 September 2006, MARSEILLE (AFP) - Eleven people were injured early Saturday when a Belgian coach taking around 50 Dutch holidaymakers to Spain collided with a van on a motorway in the south of France, police said.

16 September 2006

MARSEILLE (AFP) - Eleven people were injured early Saturday when a Belgian coach taking around 50 Dutch holidaymakers to Spain collided with a van on a motorway in the south of France, police said.

Eight passengers on the coach were injured as well as the driver, whose condition was described as critical. The other two injured were passengers in the van which was on its way to Morocco.

The motorway between Nimes and Orange was closed for three hours while emergency services dealt with the accident.

Initial reports said the double-decker coach operated by the company Sol Mar Tours rammed into the back of the van, which was heavily laden and towing a trailer.

The van overturned and the coach ended up in the central reservation of the motorway, without overturning.

AFP

Subject: German news

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