Ghost bike - Wimereux, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 45.345 E 001° 36.240
31U E 401531 N 5623593
Quick Description: [EN] Wimereux: two dead aged 25 and 29 following a violent collision between a cyclist and a biker. [FR] Wimereux : deux morts de 25 et 29 ans suite à une violente collision entre un cycliste et un motard.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 7/20/2021 12:49:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM14KDM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 3

Long Description:

"A 25-year-old motorcyclist violently collided with a 29-year-old cyclist on the departmental road linking Wimereux to Boulogne-sur-Mer, Wednesday July 7 at 7.20 p.m. Both men are deceased.

Wednesday July 7, it is a little after 7.20 p.m. when a cyclist, traveling on the cycle lane of the D940 departmental, stops at the pedestrian crossing, to take the Chemin d'Honvault.

Seeing a bus in the distance, he then sets off to cross. "He thought he could pass but a motorbike overtook the bus at excessive speed and hit it violently," said the mayor of Wimereux. The shock is so brutal that the bike is cut in two.

Arrived a few minutes later, the Boulogne-sur-Mer firefighters discovered the two men in cardio-respiratory arrest. Despite several attempts at resuscitation, the biker and the cyclist died on the spot.

The cyclist was called Maxime and was 29 years old. The rider had 25. An investigation was opened by the Boulogne-sur-Mer prosecutor's office to determine the causes of the accident, although the speed of the biker appears to be in question."

Sources : The Ghost bike

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" Un motard de 25 ans a violemment percuté un cycliste de 29 ans sur la départementale reliant Wimereux à Boulogne-sur-Mer, mercredi 7 juillet à 19h20. Les deux hommes sont décédés.

Mercredi 7 juillet, il est un peu plus de 19h20 lorsqu’un cycliste, qui circule sur la bande cyclable de la départementale D940, s’arrête au niveau du passage piéton, pour emprunter le chemin d’Honvault.

Voyant au loin un bus, il s’engage alors pour traverser. "Il s’est dit qu’il pouvait passer mais une moto a doublé le bus à une vitesse excessive et l’a violemment percuté", raconte le maire de Wimereux. Le choc est tellement brutal que le vélo est coupé en deux.

Arrivés quelques minutes plus tard, les pompiers de Boulogne-sur-Mer ont découvert les deux hommes, en arrêt cardio-respiratoire. Malgré plusieurs tentatives de réanimation, le motard et le cycliste sont décédés sur place.

Le cycliste s’appelait Maxime et avait 29 ans. Le motard en avait 25. Une enquête a été ouverte par le parquet de Boulogne-sur-Mer pour déterminer les causes de l’accident, même si la vitesse du motard semble être en cause."

Sources : Le Vélo fantôme

Age of victim: 29

Name of the victim: Maxime

Date of the accident: 7/7/2021

Accident resulted in a fatality: yes

News Article Web Page: [Web Link]

Memorial Web Page: Not listed

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