Barbizio firefighters, quickly at the scene, were able to pull the driver out of the heavy weight of his cabin covers. They took him to Barbezi Hospital for examination. The 54-year-old sustained only minor injuries. It was just after 3 p.m. on a Monday.
Within a few minutes, a huge plug forms on RN 10, heading south and north. A continuous series of trapped trucks and cars that quickly stretched for more than ten kilometers. The main thing was to manage traffic congestion. ” Letters from Bordeaux were shown to encourage people to take the highway,” says Captain Didier Laverne, second-in-command of the cognac company that mobilized gendarmes and motorcyclists from Barbizio, Garnac and Angouleme.
A diversion was made before Reignac, but it was necessary to organize an evacuation, one by one, of the cars trapped in the traffic jam, “ Starting with those who had children “. At this point, the central barrier is made of concrete and the main road is bounded by a bridge.” It was not possible to open.”
All cars were evacuated around 7 p.m., which is the time for DIRa services to move the load of records before the repairman can lift the heavy cargo vehicle and its trailer. Operations should not be completed for several hours.