There are fears that Friday’s crash may not be the last as the government has changed the law that will see bus travel massively increase in the months and years to come.
The so-called Macron law lifted rules that had effectively banned coach travel to help protect France’s rail industry. It will now see 250 new long distance bus routes open up around the country.
But speaking after Friday’s, Noel Mamere, a Green party MP from near the site of the accident, said he fears more tragedies in the future.
“If we accept the increase in coach routes along roads that are in a bad state, we will have more accidents,” Mamere told BFM TV.