We were shocked when a group member was unable to join our Tunisia tour last week after being felled by one of those pestilential scooters that make the Paris sidewalks a threat to life and limb.
Today we read in Le Parisien that the pianist Isabelle Albertin has suffered a double fracture on one arm after being hit by a speeding scooter while crossing the Nelson-Mandela garden near Les Halles.
Isabelle has been a rehearsal pianist at the Opera Garnier for 32 years. She may never play again.
Paris is one of the most dangerous pedestrian cities in Europe.