Triple jumper Johnathan Jackson said he was “heartbroken” after being taken to hospital after being hit by a car on the Sunshine Coast.
“I’m still shaking,” Mr Jackson said.
He was hit by the car on Sunshine Highway around 5:45pm on Sunday, just minutes before his wife and daughter were due to be released from hospital.
His wife, Laura, said they were going to be returning home, but the car went into a ditch and hit Mr Jackson.
Laura said she went out to get a towel and was hit with the car’s roof.
She said she fell onto the grass and was thrown from the car.
Mr Jackson was taken to the Sunshine Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the car, 24-year-old James Jones, was charged with dangerous driving causing death.
In a statement to police, a witness said Mr Jones appeared “extremely agitated” before he sped off.