Two dead after motorcyclist hits cyclist in Genk

Two dead after motorcyclist hits cyclist in Genk
Two dead after motorcyclist hits cyclist in Genk

Two people were killed in a serious accident at a crossroads in Genk on Sunday afternoon and a woman suffered life-threatening injuries. A motorcyclist hit a cyclist.

The accident happened around 4.45 pm at the crossing for cyclists, at the intersection of Swinnenwijerweg and Zuiderring. The motorcyclist (40) and his passenger (37), both from Lanaken, hit a cyclist (80) from Genk. Both the driver of the motorcycle and the cyclist died at the scene. The passenger on the motorcycle was seriously injured and was taken to hospital. She was in life-threatening condition and her condition was still critical on Sunday evening, according to the latest information.

The mayor of Lanaken reacts badly shaken. ‘This is truly an indescribable suffering for everyone involved,’ says Mayor Marino Keulen (Open VLD). ‘A drama, otherwise I really can’t describe it. This couple, like thousands of other people, left today to enjoy a beautiful summer Sunday. It’s a transition time. The holidays have just ended and school has just started. So many who seize a beautiful day to take advantage of it. And after such a day, everyone assumes that you will come home safe and sound. That this is how it must end for them now.’

The exact circumstances are not yet known, but the emergency services turned out en masse. Several ambulances and mosquito teams were called in. The area was closed to all traffic. The local police Carma is on site for the first findings and the Limburg public prosecutor’s office was informed. They appointed a traffic expert to assess the situation.

The article is in Dutch

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