The accident happened at around 20.00 hours Sunday night. The driver, 41-year-old Tom Verstraeten drove his vehicle in the direction of the Vitsstraat in Buggenhout. Just before the sharp curve in the road he went with his vehicle, just go straight and bounce back he is in full speed, with his flank against a tree. Then he hit a second tree, and he was weggekatapulteerd to the other side of the road. One of the roots of the trees would be due to the impact itself a few inches forward. His car ran very heavy damage and the road was littered with debris.
About the circumstances of the accident is at this moment still nothing is clear. “It is certain that there is no third party was involved,” said the public prosecutor. “There are indications, however, that he is at a very high speed against a tree and reed. We are currently holding anywhere in mind. It may also be that it is a wanhoopspoging, but also an accident can not be ruled out", it sounds.
The fire brigade of Buggenhout came on the spot to the man to free himself from his vehicle. He was then transferred to the hospital, but would have died of his injuries. The street was several hours closed for all traffic. The tree was for safety reasons also dug up after the heavy blow. When the accident was no second vehicle involved.
The victim, 41-year-old Tom Verstraeten, at the tragic accident and two young children behind. It comes to two girls. The forty-something was for years the manager of his own company, Verstraeten Agritechnieken, in Puurs Sint-Amands. He ran this company together with his brother and family. The family responds to the facebook page of the company very shocked and let his customers know that Tom is killed in a tragic accident. The case remains a whole week closed for this setback to be able to process.