Betrayed by his phone. The driver who fled Wednesday afternoon after causing a serious accident on the D 938 at the entrance to Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (Yvelines) was found the same evening. It was first of all the track of the gray card that was explored. The latter’s address is in Eure-et-Loir at the home of the respondent’s mother. “It is assumed that he had phone calls with his mother because the tracing of the phone allowed us to trace him back to him,” said a knowledgeable source.

The suspect, a 40-year-old man, took refuge with friends in Briis-sous-Forges (Essonne), where he lives. With the help of the 91 brigade, the security forces intervened in the early evening. “He complied but he was not in good condition because he himself was injured after the accident. He didn’t have all his wits, ”the same source continues. When tested, the driver was positive for alcohol and negative for drugs. A shell and a wound on his forehead attest to the shock of the accident.

Earlier in the day, at around 2:00 p.m., he struck four vehicles head-on as he passed blindly. He then left the scene, leaving behind two injured people aged 50 and 65. The vital prognosis of one of them, still in a coma after two surgeries, is still on Thursday evening.

Unknown to the police, the 40-year-old was taken into hospital custody at around 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday. He stayed there the night before being overheard. “He is a little in denial, he minimizes the facts,” said a source close to the file. He says it was 80 km / h and passing, but this road is so twisty and dark that it is limited to 50 km / h in places. “

In the meantime, the court decision, which will also have to take into account the evolution of the state of health of the victim still hospitalized, the Versailles prosecutor’s office has requested a suspension of his driving license.