JUSTICE – The discomfort suffered by the driver of the school bus involved in an accident at a level crossing in Miles at the hearing recalls the psychological difficulty that lies behind such a trial
Almost five years that was expected by the families of the victims. And just four days before the start, the difficulties in holding such a hearing are notorious. This week it was opened before the criminal court of Marseilles the painful ordeal of the drama of Mileshappened in this small town Eastern Pyrenees December 14, 2017. That day, six schoolchildren lost their lives in a collision between a TER and a school bus driven by Nadine Oliveira, the only defendant in this case.
The first week of discussions came to an abrupt halt after the driver fell ill. Taken first by a fit of tears, Nadine Oliveira has since been hospitalized for heart failure, prompting the court to suspend the hearing. “My client is in intensive care in the cardiology department of the Hospital del Norte, she specifies to 20 minutes his lawyer, Me Jean Codognès. He has broken heart syndrome, also called Tako-Tsubo. It is a heart attack caused by too strong an emotion.
Proof, if any, of the exhausting nature of such a trial, for all parties. “My client also experienced a trauma,” says Me Codognès. He has a moral wound: (…) Read more in 20 minutes
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