Cyclist dies in accident on railway crossing in Wezemaal (Rotselaar)

Cyclist dies in accident on railway crossing in Wezemaal (Rotselaar)
Cyclist dies in accident on railway crossing in Wezemaal (Rotselaar)
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A cyclist died in a collision on a railway crossing in the Langstraat in Wezemaal on Tuesday evening. Train traffic between Leuven and Aarschot has been at a standstill since the accident.

Railway manager Infrabel received a report at 8:30 PM of a fatal collision with a cyclist. “According to a witness statement, the barriers went down,” says spokesman Thomas Baeken. “The witness heard a heavy crash, which may have been the person’s collision. We cannot currently say whether it was an act of desperation or an accident. We are currently waiting for more information. According to the initial findings, the barriers functioned well.”

Train traffic between Leuven and Aarschot has been at a standstill since the accident. Traffic is diverted, and NMBS introduced replacement buses. BRT police, the fire brigade, an ambulance and a MUG also arrived on the scene.

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In mid-March, Infrabel sounded the alarm after images showed a woman with a pram and a motorcyclist crossing a closed railway crossing in Wetteren. A day later, a motorcyclist was seriously injured in Zulte after he ignored the closed barriers and red lights. In February, the railway manager launched a campaign against railway running.

The article is in Dutch

Belgium

Tags: Cyclist dies accident railway crossing Wezemaal Rotselaar

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