The cyclist who died was using the bike all year round

News 28 March, 2018
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    Jean-Guy Couture

    Frederique Giguere

    Wednesday, 28 march, 2018 01:00

    Wednesday, 28 march, 2018 01:00

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    The rider 82-year-old died following a collision with a car, this weekend, in Boucherville, was in a physical form outstanding, and used his bike 365 days per year, according to his relatives.

    The accident that claimed the life of Jean-Guy Couture is produced Sunday, around 11 a.m., at the corner of the boulevard De Montarville and the rue de Normandie. The octogenarian has been hit by a car making a turn at the intersection. He was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors have in particular discovered that he had the ribs and vertebrae are fractured, the severed spinal cord and bleeding in the lungs, according to his family. His death was recorded few hours later.

    Not criminal

    The survey tends to demonstrate that there is no criminal element and that the accident may have been caused by Mr. Couture, who has not complied with its traffic light, police said Longueuil.

    This hypothesis does not, however, make no sense in the eyes of the family of the victim.

    “Jean-Guy, it was far from being a cowboy, a reckless,” says his niece, Nicole Couture. It was the first to make outreach to the whole family about bike safety. He always wore his helmet, and he always respected the laws. “

    As the thesis prioritised by the authorities so far seem implausible for the relatives, they anxiously await the conclusions of the police, and will also ask for a coroner’s inquest in order to have the heart net.

    A big fan

    One thing is for certain, the resident of Boucherville is death by doing his greatest passion. He had sold his car and moved exclusively to bicycle for the last twenty years. Jean-Guy Couture is portrayed by her niece, for whom he was very close, as a man informed and passionate about everything connected to health. He loved to make his racing bike, and cook his own meals from natural foods.

    “He was in better shape than all of us [his family] put together,” says Nicole Couture with a touch of humor.