Hurt After Car Deliberately Rams People in Southern France

Posted November 11, 2017

Three Chinese were injured Friday afternoon when a vehicle hit a crowd deliberately in the suburbs of Toulouse, south France, the head of the Chinese Consulate in Marseille told Xinhua citing a source from the local police in Toulouse.

The person was not on a security watch list and had minor offenses, mostly drug-related, police said.

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The AFP news agency cited a French police source who said the vehicle "deliberately" rammed a group of three students - two of whom were badly injured, and one who was not as seriously hurt.

All three of the victims, one woman and two men, are said to be in their early 20s.

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French police told media outlets the auto ramming appeared to be deliberate, but the 28-year-old suspect did not show up on a security watch list.

French media said the driver, a 28-year-old man, was arrested several minutes later. A 23-year-old is more seriously injured, a young man and another girl, aged 22 and 23, have lighter injuries.

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