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Paris eco-car claims first victim

Published 06/12/2011 | 17:32

A noiseless electric car has knocked over a pedestrian in Paris who apparently did not hear it coming (AP)
A noiseless electric car has knocked over a pedestrian in Paris who apparently did not hear it coming (AP)

A noiseless electric car, part of a brand new car-sharing programme in Paris, has knocked over a pedestrian who apparently did not hear it coming.

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Police say the woman was struck as she crossed a street against the light, hours after the Paris Autolib scheme started. She was taken to hospital but not seriously hurt.

Police said she did not hear the car coming.

The fleet of small electric cars was introduced with great fanfare on Monday, a follow-up to Paris' hugely successful bike-rental programme.

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