Marseille driver undergoing 'psychological process' in wake of bus stop crash

Marseille driver undergoing 'psychological process' in wake of bus stop crash

A woman was killed after a van was driven into a bus stop on Monday

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The French authorities say a man who is suspected of driving a van into a bus stop in Marseille has undergone a "process" to establish his psychological condition. 

A woman died on Monday in the port city after a van collided with the bus stop. Just prior to this, the van had hit another bus shelter in a different location within the city, seriously injuring one individual. 

The driver was arrested at the scene of the second crash. 

At the moment, the man - who is in his 30s - is deemed well enough to allow the French authorities to hold him but he appears to be subject to further enquiries. 

The authorities say he was known to police and had a history of psychological problems.

The police investigation has dismissed the idea of the crash being a terrorist incident.