I heard on the news that it was a haulier from, I think, Normandie, a family haulage company of several generations and that the driver had taken advantage of the holidays to spend a bit of time with his young son by taking him along. I also heard a statement from another person involved in an accident with a lorry at this same spot.
What strikes me is that even when roads are known to be dangerous the local authority response is that the drivers should slow down, and there is often a refusal to make the road safer eg by replacing the slippery surface on a bend with a different material etc. in terms of road safety here how I would love to see cats eyes, a word like SLOW marked on the road, or even longer lasting reflective white lines painted to divide the road.
My thoughts are with all the families involved. How often have we taken coach trips from our local commune, and what a responsibility coach drivers have.