On Tuesday afternoon, a 71-year-old retired man who had just finished his golf round collided with a truck as he was crossing the street to return to his car in front of the Saint-Anichet Golf Club in Montreux.
When emergency services arrived at the scene at 1:15 p.m., it was sad to see the scene: the victim’s golf clubs were scattered everywhere, his golf bag was thrown into a ditch, and his cart crashed to the ground in the middle of Crompons Road, very close to his hat.
According to witnesses, the Septuagenarian had just finished his rounds and was returning to his vehicle.
His car was parked in a parking lot across Route 132, across from the golf club.
So the golfer had to cross the road to get to his vehicle, this time by a 10km lorry hitting him hard at 90km / h in the area where the speed limit of 80km / h was allowed. .
A simple road sign announcing that pedestrians can cross at this point is installed at the edge of the road.
“Crossing here is always dangerous,” agreed the two golfers who met at the scene of the tragedy.
After being hit by the truck, the victim was thrown several meters away.
The man was taken to a hospital in Salbury-de-Valleyfield, where his death was unfortunately announced. The victim is from Montreal, but his identity has not yet been revealed by authorities.
The truck driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
A section of Route 132 was completely closed to traffic to allow Soret to Quebec crash scene reconstruction experts to establish the cause and circumstances of the tragedy.
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