Asnières-lès-Dijon english summary
At 3:15 a.m. on Thursday 15 July 2010, an articulated lorry, travelling on the RD 974 minor road in the Langres – Dijon direction, around the commune of Asnières-lès-Dijon (Côte-d’Or), served to the left and collided with another articulated lorry travelling in the opposite direction.
Two people were killed in the accident – the drivers of both lorries.
The cause of the accident was the swerving of one of the lorries to the left for a reason that cannot be determined with certainty.
Hypotheses include the driver falling asleep, a sudden illness leading to a loss of consciousness or an attempt to overtake another unidentified vehicle.
An examination of the circumstances of this accident led BEA-TT to issue a recommendation concerning the right to overtake, which is permitted in this area