Two children seriously injured in a road accident in St-Imier

A head-on collision between two vehicles left eight injured in total on Tuesday on the road to Sonvilier, including six children.



An investigation has been opened to determine the exact circumstances of the accident.


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An investigation has been opened to determine the exact circumstances of the accident.

A road accident left eight injured, including six children, Tuesday in St-Imier (BE), reports the cantonal police of Bern in a press release. Among them, two children were helicoptered to hospital in serious condition.

4 to 13 years old

The police were alerted shortly before 3:40 p.m. According to the first elements, a driver was traveling from St-Imier towards Sonvilier with six children on board when, for some unknown reason, she deviated from her route and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle.

The first driver, the six children aged 4 to 13, and the driver of the second car were all injured in the crash. Seriously affected, two children had to be helicoptered to hospital by the REGA. Ambulances took care of the other four children and the two women.

Disrupted traffic

The rue de la Clef was completely closed to traffic for several hours, while traffic was alternated on the road to Sonvilier. An investigation has been opened to determine the exact circumstances of the accident.

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