The accident happened Monday morning at a little after 6 pm. Truck drivers from the Dutch Eerbeek was with 24 tons of paper on the way to the printing-office Of Lijsebetten in the Entrepotstraat. The man had only a kilometre to ride when disaster struck. He came with his truck from the Vossekotstraat and at the roundabout with the Heihoekstraat began suddenly the load to slide. By the weight of the paper to one side of the trailer slid, rolled the colossus. Fortunately, were there no other vehicles involved in the accident. The accident happened almost in front of the door of bergingsfirma Vercauteren. An employee of the takelaar was first on the scene to take the driver out of his cab to help. The driver was unharmed.
The traffic could in the first instance, yet along the tilted drive truck, but the truck is able to carry out first had the cargo unloaded. This was the roundabout partly closed. Traffic in the direction of Sint-Niklaas was through the Heihoekstraat and the Uilenstraat redirected, but on this detour route was walked into traffic quickly blocked. Therefore, the police decided to turn over one half of the roundabout to let them drive.
the cause of The accident was probably due to the fact that a large part of the load wasn't properly secured with lashing straps.