A tragic incident occurred west of Paris, where a 16-year-old boy was declared brain-dead after a collision between his scooter and a police vehicle. Initially, authorities had reported his death on Wednesday, but later statements clarified his brain-dead condition.
The teenager was suspected of not complying with police instructions and was being monitored from a distance by a police car in Elancourt, a town located approximately 30 kilometers outside Paris. The collision with another police vehicle took place at an intersection around 6:40 p.m.
First responders managed to revive the teenager from respiratory and cardiac arrest. He was rushed to the hospital, where it was initially believed that he had succumbed to his injuries. However, further examination revealed his brain-dead status.
Prosecutors in Versailles have initiated investigations, one focusing on the teen’s alleged failure to comply with police instructions and another on involuntary homicide while driving. Two officers were briefly taken into custody and questioned by internal affairs officials as part of the second investigation, but they were subsequently released on Thursday, as stated by the prosecutors.
In anticipation of potential unrest, additional police presence was deployed to Elancourt, a town with a population of 25,000.
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