Toddler survives car crash that killed Portuguese parents in France
A toddler has survived a car crash that killed both her Portuguese parents in France on Sunday (August 18). The family was returning to Luxembourg after a holiday in Portugal when the accident occurred on the A-10 motorway that links Paris and Bordeaux.
The parents have been identified as Carlos Silva and Rita Antunes, aged 32 and 34. They were both from the small village of Pousios in Pombal, Leiria, but were living in Lasauvage, according to Luxembourgish newspaper Lux24.
The tragic incident has been confirmed by the Secretary of State for Foreign Communities José Luis Carneiro, who revealed that the 14-month-old child is at the Clocheville de Tours Hospital in France and that “everything indicates that she is well”.
He added that the victims’ families have been contacted and informed of what has happened.
The accident happened at around 6am and apparently involved two vehicles, one of which – the one driven by the Portuguese couple – was hit by another car following the crash. Four other people were also injured, two of whom “seriously”. Traffic was cut off on the motorway for several hours.