WASMES – Nineteen riders Sunday were injured by a strange maneuver of a automobiliste during a provincial rate in Wallonia. The accident happened because the woman suddenly turned around on the course, in Wasmes, a municipality of Colfontaine, and on the pack off reed. A driver was hit, several of the pursuers fell on him.
Three riders, a Vlaming, a Dutchman and a German, were open fractures, four others a concussion. The other victims were there, especially with abrasions from it. There was medical assistance on the spot. The wounded to hospitals in Warquignies and Mountains.
According to the mayor of Colfontaine was the organisation of the cycle race sufficient safety measures are taken and it was a mistake “pure coincidence.” It took place on 3 kilometers from the finish in a steep street where the riders in the descent, a high-speed developed.
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