Renault Truck Used In France Terror Attack
Terrorist mows down crowd killing at least 84, injuring many moreby Mark McNabb, on
As the world continues to grave for those killed and injured in the terrorist attack in Nice, France on July 14, we have speculation on the type of truck used. The truck appears to be a Renault Midlum 220.12. Though the front end is badly damaged, the cab shape and details lead us to the conclusion. Undoubtedly, French officials will conduction detailed investigations and inspections of the truck, so more concrete information will likely come forward.
The medium-duty commercial truck features an extended-style cab and a long, enclosed cargo box. The box itself appears to be roughly 26 feet in length. According to the Telegraph, the truck was loaded with a “a pistol, a larger gun, and a number of fake weapons and grenades.” The driver only used one firearm in shootout with police, however. The Telegraph also reports the truck plowed through the crowd at speeds of approximately 40 mph.
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Why It Matters
Ultimately, the make and model of the box truck used is irrelevant. It was a deranged terrorist whose evil heart filled with hate that did this unthinkable act. While we here at TopSpeed attempt to stay far removed from political writings, this is undoubtedly an attack that will cause governments around the world to act.
All this aside, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France and those families who are suffering loss.