According to a witness reported in the local newspaper Journal de Saône-et-Loire, the driver was said to have deliberately backed into the group after some of them knocked on the body of his car “just for fun”. The man fled, but the police later arrested him. He is currently in custody.
The emergency services investigated a total of sixteen victims. It concerns twelve slightly injured, one young woman who was seriously injured and three people who were in shock. The young woman sustained serious injuries to her legs, but is out of danger.