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France: Former Prime Minister Hurt In Motorcycle Accident

31
July
2012
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
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  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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Francois Fillion Helmet
The last Prime Minister before the current one, Francois Fillion Open En.Wikipedia in a new window, is a self-proclaimed petrol head. He loves anything with wheels and an engine, and has been known during his 5 years as Prime Minister under the Nicolas Sarkozy government to head for the races as a spectator. And often enough, not just as a spectator, since he has participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Classic Cars.

His love for mechanized wheels is not limited to 4 wheels. He's also into motorcycles and scooters. And it's this passion that has cost him dearly.

Last weekend, Francois Fillion spent the weekend with Luca di Montezemolo, president of Ferrari Open link in a new window, in Capri, Italy. He went out for a scooter ride, but lost control of his scoot when attempting to hit the brakes too hard. He crashed, and broke his leg, with an open wound. He was then medivac'd via helicopter to Rome for surgery, where he is now. In a few days he'll be flown back to France, ready for the next internal elections for who will run the political party after the last presidential elections fail.

Maybe he should have listened to the French Angry Biker Association (FFMC Open link in a new window), asking him to lower the taxes on motorcycle safety gear.....

Let's hope the wounds are not too serious and that he'll recover quickly.

Via: Le Figaro



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