Car on fire, seriously injured cyclist, theft in the bakery… Various facts in Haute-Loire in brief

Last Sunday, at 02:00, during a check on boulevard Chantemesse in Puy-en-Velay, the police arrested a man who was driving while his license was suspended. Living in Brives-Charensac, he will later be summoned by the competent services. Last Monday, at 01.10 on the Place de la Liberation, four motorists were checked. Among them, one driver had a blood alcohol level of 0.75 mg/L of exhaled air.

A seriously injured cyclist

A traffic accident involving a motorist and a cyclist took place on Avenue d’Ours-Mons on Tuesday shortly after 11 a.m. The victim, a 61-year-old man, was rushed to Puy-en-Velay hospital. Two serious accidents involving cyclists have already taken place this summer on the roads of Haute-Loire. A 76-year-old man who was knocked over on July 26 in Saint-Christophe-sur-Dolaizon died a few days later from his injuries. A resident of Solignac-sur-Loire who was hit by a heavy truck on August 2 also died from his injuries two weeks later.

Monistrol-sur-Loire: a car on fire on the RN 88

A vehicle traveling in the direction of Saint-Étienne caught fire on Tuesday in the early afternoon on the RN 88. Its driver was not injured. On the other hand, the gendarmerie intervened to interrupt the traffic and set up a diversion during the intervention of the firefighters. This special procedure is due to the nature of the vehicle: an LPG fueled utility vehicle.

Vieille-Brioude: arrested after the theft in the bakery

The man suspected of having stolen, last April, the contents of the cash register in the Vieille-Brioude bakery, will be summoned to court in Clermont-Ferrand on May 30, 2023. Saturday, April 16, late in the morning, he would entered the shop’s back room and would have seized €2,300 in cash. The victim, having seen the thief, had given his description, which allowed the dissemination of a composite portrait. During their investigations, the gendarmes of the Brioude brigade established a connection with another theft and an attempt committed in Puy-de-Dôme. In cooperation with the gendarmes of the community of brigades in Romagnat, a Puydomois aged 25 was identified. He was detained until the court hearing.

Le Brignon: forest fire

Firefighters responded Sunday around 7:40 p.m. to a vegetation fire on the edge of RD 54. Hay that had been soaked had ignited. In the end, there was little damage.

Malvières: wounded in the heel, he is evacuated by helicopter

On Tuesday around 12:15 a.m., a 33-year-old man doing forestry work at a place called Le Lavadour seriously injured his foot. He accidentally stepped on a seal. A dozen firefighters, including a team from SMPM 43 (Rescue in perilous and mountain environments), participated in the operations. Faced with the difficulties of carrying out a medical evacuation under the best conditions, the civil safety helicopter, Dragon 63, was called for transport to the hospital in Ambert.

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