Tragedy as a blind man, 63, and his guide dog are killed after accidentally walking on a busy road
- Raymond Meadows, 63, and his eyes, Gerry, were hit by a car on Sunday
- The couple walked along Calder Highway in Wedderburn, Victoria at 6:40 am
- The driver of the Hyundai sedan was taken to the hospital for a shock
A 63-year-old man and his blind eye dog died after being hit by a car while walking on a highway in Victoria.
Raymond Meadows, from Bendigo and his black Labrador Gerry, were beaten by a Hyundai sedan while walking along the Calder Highway in rural Wedderburn, north of Melbourne, around 6:40 am, police said.
An air ambulance crew arrived but could not save the man. His two-year-old guide dog, provided by a Vision Australia, also died on the spot.
The driver of the car, a man in his twenties, stopped to provide assistance before being taken to the hospital for a shock.
Raymond Meadows, from Bendigo, and his black Labrador Gerry, were hit by a Hyundai sedan while walking along Calder Highway (photo) in the Wedderburn countryside, north of Melbourne
Vision Australia issued a statement following the accident stating that the duo of humans and dogs & # 39; the hearts of many & # 39; had entered the organization.
& # 39; This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to Ray's family, our staff, puppy carers and everything that they knew & # 39 ;, general manager David Speyer told the Herald Sun..
The older man is the second pedestrian to die on Victorian roads in less than 12 hours.
Another man was killed when he was beaten on Saturday at 7:45 pm near a bus stop on Ferntree Gully Road in Notting Hill.
The car in question drove off and the police investigated.
The road toll of Victoria is now 139 instead of 88 times last year.
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