Shocked reactions after fatal accident of Club fan Patrick (61), just before the match against Antwerp: “Terrible news”

The sadness after the death of the fervent Club supporter is enormous. Club Brugge also reacts to the tragic news. — © Club Brugge, aft

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Bruges resident Patrick Van Hee (61) died on Sunday afternoon after a tragic accident in the Gistelse Steenweg in Sint-Andries. The fervent Club Brugge supporter was hit on his bicycle a few minutes before the football match was due to start. Those around him react in dismay to the supporter’s death. “We wish family and friends a lot of strength,” said a Facebook message from Club Brugge.

Another twenty minutes and the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp would start. Unfortunately without Patrick Van Hee. The Club supporter was hit on his bicycle at around 1.10 pm in the Gistelse Steenweg in Sint-Andries. The man in his sixties was taken to hospital, but ultimately died from his injuries.

Great dismay

The sadness after the death of the fervent Club supporter is enormous. Club Brugge also reacts to the tragic news. “Club fan Patrick died yesterday with his bicycle on the way to the match. Terrible news. We wish family and friends a lot of strength. YNWA!”, reads a Facebook post.

Patrick has been a member of Uze Plekke for nine years, an organization that looks for people in hidden, new and existing poverty and strives to help these people access their rights, connect them with fellow sufferers and (re-)integrate them. these people in society. “It is difficult to grasp,” says chairman Angelino Meuleman. “I saw him regularly.”

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The organization organizes a meeting evening several times a month. Patrick was always there every evening. “Patrick was always cheerful. Whenever you saw him, he always immediately started talking about Club Brugge. He was a big fan, but also enjoyed sports. He walked and cycled often and well.”

After the accident, the West Flemish public prosecutor’s office appointed a traffic expert to investigate the precise circumstances. According to initial findings, the victim attempted to cross the roadway, but was struck by a vehicle just then. The driver of the car would not have been driving too fast.

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