Truck driver dies in serious accident on E17 in Aalbeke


Traffic jams have been occurring for several days at the Aalbeke border post due to the reinforced controls carried out on French territory in the context of the coronavirus crisis. A serious accident involving several trucks occurred Wednesday afternoon around 2 p.m. when a new traffic jam had formed over 5 kilometers. A truck driver then got stuck in his cab before succumbing to his injuries.

“Due to this accident, there are even more traffic jams, which means that we had to close the interchange in Aalbeke,” said the Federal Road Police.

Traffic is diverted by the E403 towards France, specifies the Flemish Center in charge of traffic. Motorists arriving from Ghent are invited to take the E40 towards the Coast then the A18 / E40 towards the Hexagon.

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