Ambassador Ramazani Baya was driving a hired car along the seafront in Menton on the French Riviera when it swerved off the road and hit them. The 12-year-old was in a coma in hospital in Nice yesterday.
Mr Baya had travelled to Menton to visit his country's president, Mobutu Sese Seko, who is convalescing in Roquebrune, Cap Martin, on the Riviera after cancer surgery in August.
Police said they gave the ambassador a breathalyser test, which had proved negative. Menton - ReuterReuse content