Underage cyclist ignores barrier and dies in collision on railway crossing in Rotselaar | Instagram HLN

Underage cyclist ignores barrier and dies in collision on railway crossing in Rotselaar | Instagram HLN
Underage cyclist ignores barrier and dies in collision on railway crossing in Rotselaar | Instagram HLN
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The personal collision happened around 8:30 PM at the level crossing in the Langestraat in Wezemaal, a sub-municipality of Rotselaar. “The victim drove through the red light and did not stop for the barrier,” confirms Thomas Baeken of Infrabel. “People often misjudge how fast an approaching train is moving. We once again call on people to always respect traffic rules to avoid such tragic events.”

According to the Leuven public prosecutor’s office, which is investigating the case, it is an accident. Police, fire brigade, an ambulance and a mosquito arrived on the scene, but help could no longer help. Traffic was at a standstill from 8:30 PM to 1 AM between Leuven and Aarschot. The trains were diverted as much as possible. Railway company NMBS also provided replacement buses.

Last year there were 31 railway accidents with six fatalities and five injuries. There were also 632 reports of rail crossings that left five people dead and four seriously injured. It is a slight decrease compared to 2022.

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The article is in Dutch

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