It was a diminished Pierre Palmade who appeared before the investigating judge at the Melun judicial court (Seine-et-Marne), on September 26, 2023. During this three-hour hearing, the 55-year-old comedian explained this evening of February 10, 2023 in Seine-et-Marne where, aboard his Peugeot 3008 and under the influence of cocaine, he hit a vehicle approaching head-on, seriously injuring his three passengers – the driver, his 6-year-old son and his pregnant sister-in-law, who lost her baby. As reported The Parisian Sunday October 29, 2023, Muriel Robin’s ex-acolyte now speaks “with hesitant diction”, due to a preventive carotid artery operation linked to a recurrence of a stroke. “Unfortunately, I am still a victim of my total amnesia”he assured in the magistrate’s office, during an interrogation preceding a probable public trial in the spring of 2024.
The cause chosen to explain Pierre Palmade’s accident
How did Pierre Palmade justify the sudden swerve at the wheel which caused his car to go into the opposite direction? “I guess total exhaustion from fatigue. A drift like that, I guess I got tired after three days of drug use with no sleep.”he explained, admitting to having taken 3MMC, a synthetic drug, intravenously during an evening with several sexual partners in his country house in Cély-en-Bière. “It’s my favorite product. From time to time, as it tends to make you sleep, I took cocaine to wake me up.”he added, specifying that he felt “apt” to hit the road himself to run errands that evening. However, he claimed to have no memory of a “arm wrestling” with one of his young guests, who allegedly insisted on driving himself given his condition incompatible with driving. Only human error could be the cause of the violent impact – neither the weather, nor the state of the road, nor a technical failure, nor the hypothetical receipt of an SMS can be retained. Pierre Palmade, still indicted for manslaughter, faces up to 14 years in prison, although he continues to benefit from the presumption of innocence.