An emergency worker for the Escota highway agency has been killed on the rain-sodden A8 autoroute near La Turbie. The highway was closed in both directions following the incident early on Sunday afternoon.

The victim was attending a breakdown when he was hit by a second car. Six other people were injured, three seriously.
According to witnesses, the victim was working alongside highway police on a car on the hard shoulder when the fatal collision occurred. The driver of the second vehicle was described as ‘shocked but unhurt.’

The Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes, Bernard Gonzalez, said: “My thoughts are with the family of the deceased Escota repairman as well as the 6 people who were injured, some seriously.

PHOTO; Emergency services