a hunter’s bullet ends up in a driver’s headrest
A Norman woman who was driving near Rouen received a bullet in her headrest, coming from a hunt a few hundred meters away.
A story that could have ended badly. A driver filed a complaint on Saturday January 28, after receiving a ball in the seat of her car while driving in Quevillon (Seine-Maritime) as reported Paris-Normandy sunday.
The bullet shattered a side window of his car, finally ending up in his seat… A few centimeters from his head. The driver, shocked, immediately filed a complaint, and the bullet was actually found in the passenger compartment.
“It backfires in all directions”
The gendarmes tried to identify the place of impact and the area from which the shot came, to finally point out that a hunting party had taken place in Quevillon at the time of the events. “They’re everywhere, in the fields, sitting or facing the road, up in the woods“, testifies a couple neighboring the place, and non-hunters, to Paris-Normandy. “It backfires in all directions, since time we no longer pay attention.An investigation is still underway to determine if the projectile came from a hunter.
José Doméné-Guérin, president of the Seine-Maritime hunting federation, informed of this incident, remains cautious about the origin of the bullet. “We do a lot for safety“, However, he wishes to remind the local daily.
While the number of hunting accidents has been falling for 20 years, their impact on public opinion is on the rise due to significant media coverage. In 2021-2022, 8 fatal accidents were recorded, compared to 39 in 1999-2000.