While traveling in the fast lane on Highway 43, driving a Tesla S, a driver came to fit into a stationary arrow truck, positioned on the roadway as it approached a work area. The accident occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 8, in the direction of Lyon / Chambéry, near La Verpillière.
Quickly on the spot, the firefighters came to the aid of the driver. Slightly injured in an ankle, this 47-year-old from Voiron was transported to hospital in Bourgoin-Jallieu. Fortunately, no Area employee was in the truck that was hit. In the impact, the arrow was completely dislocated. As for the Tesla, it came to a stop, against the direction, against the low wall of the hard shoulder.
This accident caused a traffic jam going up to the toll before gradually being absorbed. The gendarmes of the motorized platoon of La Verpillière also intervened to make the findings. The driver would have explained to have seen the arrow at the last moment when he had activated the cruise control of his Tesla.