Several people were overthrown and at least four were injured as a result of a car that drove into yellow vests protesters in the French city of Rouen, BFM TV reported, citing a police source. As the broadcaster specified, first aid to those injured was provided immediately.
🇨🇵 [ALERTE] — Un grave accident de la route vient de se produire à #Rouen en marge de l'#acteXIV des #GiletsJaunes. Le bilan est, selon des sources sur place, très lourd. On parle 4 blessés en urgence absolue.— La Plume Libre (@LPLdirect) February 16, 2019
Les circonstances de l'accident sont encore inconnues. #Acte14 pic.twitter.com/XNVgyDmZW8
According to the media outlet, several people were inside the car that was blocked by the rally. The Daily Express reported that, citing eyewitnesses, the driver sped up after a passenger initiated a verbal exchange with protesters.
The driver left the scene and went to the police, BFMTV reported.