Gendarmes from the motoballion made an accident in front of Emmanuel MacronJuly 16, 2018
The incident occurred in Paris on July 14 during the parade in honor of the Bastille Day. Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the accident.
In France, as in Russia, police motorcycle battalions use heavy BMW R 1200 RT with opposing engines. These are good machines for patrolling, but not for dashing riding and figure skating, and at the parade in honor of the Bastille Day it was required to perform pirouettes. Two police officers did not calculate the trajectory a little, hit each other at an angle and fell on the asphalt. One gendarme quickly raised a 250-kilogram bike, but the second did not manage to do it alone, it took the help of a colleague. The French president and high-ranking guests reacted to this accident … with applause.
It is curious that this is not the only embarrassment that happened on the holiday. In the air part of the parade, the participants of the Patrol de France aerobatic team were supposed to release smoke streams in the colors of the French flag to the sky, but one jet turned out to be the wrong color and the order was broken. Pilots, however, there’s nothing to do – just one of the aircraft technicians installed a sword with red smoke, and needed a blue one.