Actor and comedian Pierre Palmade was very seriously injured on Friday February 10 in the early evening. “His life is no longer in danger this morning,” the family said.
Comedian Pierre Palmade, seriously injured in a car accident on Friday in Seine-et-Marne, is in intensive care, but “his days are no longer in danger this morning”, his family told AFP today. In a press release, the family adds: “Pierre Palmade was admitted in serious condition to the Kremlin-Bicêtre hospital. He was placed in intensive care”.
According to the first elements of the investigation, the vehicle he was driving “made a sharp swerve which brought him to the opposite roadway with an almost frontal impact” with an oncoming car, seriously injuring three people who were there, said a police source.
Three other people injured in crash
Three other people, the occupants of the car hit in the opposite direction, were also seriously injured in the accident. They are residents of Seine-et-Marne, the driver in his forties, his six-year-old son and his thirty-something and pregnant sister-in-law, according to a source close to the investigation. Nothing was communicated on their state of health on Saturday morning.
Friday evening, the pregnant woman and the driver, like Pierre Palmade, were transported by helicopter to the hospital. Their vital prognosis, and that of the six-year-old child who was also in the second vehicle and was evacuated by road, were engaged in the evening. An 80-year-old man was slightly injured. He was in a third vehicle, which rammed the family car from behind.
Relatives of Pierre Palmade “are thinking of the people affected during this accident and are waiting for reassuring news”, according to the same source.
Investigation opened for “involuntary injuries”
According to the first elements of the investigation, the vehicle that the comedian was driving “made a sharp swerve which brought him to the opposite roadway with an almost frontal impact” with a car arriving in the opposite direction, seriously injuring three people who were there, said a police source.
The Melun prosecutor’s office, contacted by AFP on Friday, reported “a main accident with the vehicle driven by Pierre Palmade and the vehicle arriving in front”, and a second collision with a third “vehicle (which) arrives and hits the family vehicle from behind”.
An investigation was opened for “involuntary injuries by driver resulting in incapacity for work for more than three months”. Two men were seen by witnesses fleeing from Pierre Palmade’s car after the accident. They would be in their “twenties”, according to the first elements of the police investigation.