2017-08-23

Bridgewater man dead following motor vehicle accident outside Queens Place

by Brittany Wentzell

  • <p>BRITTANY WENTZELL PHOTO</p><p>First responders were still on the scene of the accident nearly two hours after it occurred.</p>

An elderly Bridgewater man is dead after a vehicle struck him at Queens Place Emera Centre (QPEC) on August 19th.

"An 83-year-old gentleman attending the [Hank Snow] festival was struck by a vehicle parking in the lot here," said Rob James, a constable with the Queens District RCMP.

A 911 call was made shortly after 5 p.m. Emergency Health Services attended the scene, as did the Liverpool Volunteer Fire Department.

Paramedics attempted to unsuccessfully resuscitate the man at the scene. The accident occurred in the parking lot near the entrance of QPEC where the Hank Snow Tribute is currently underway.

The driver, a Queens County resident and volunteer at the tribute, is in the care of family members at this time.

James says the accident is being investigated and that a traffic analyst as well as the medical examiner have been called in.

James also noted that there were few witnesses to the accident. RCMP are hoping individuals will come forward if they have any information on what happened.

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