“I took her hand and never let go”…

REPORT – Sébastien, 50, stayed for almost an hour with a young woman who was seriously injured during the attack on the Promenade des Anglais

In the Specially Composed Criminal Court of Paris,

There are wounds that no doctor, no psychologist can heal. On July 14, 2016, Sébastien was lucky not to be hit by the truck driven by Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice. But for six years, the fifty-year-old, originally from Seine-Saint-Denis, has been persecuted by thes images of the crushed bodies on the groundthe screams of the survivors.

“This drama is impregnated in your personality, in your flesh,” he explains this Thursday in the specially composed courthouse bar. “We are not victims of a single night,” emphasizes this manager of a VTC company, short hair, fine beard, glasses and black shirt. The pain is so strong that he often “wanted to die”. living “fully [sa] depression”, he is left thinking about Emma, ​​​​a girl whose hand Sébastien held for almost an hour while he waited for help.

His encounter with the teenager, who was then 13 years, Sébastien owes it in a certain way to “fate”. At the time, he was in a relationship with a woman who lived in Nice. That summer, he plans to fly to meet her on the Côte d’Azur, but at the last minute, her flight is cancelled. S(…) Read more in 20 minutes

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