The accident happened around 4.15 pm on the highway in the direction of Ghent. For a still unknown reason, collided with the victim at high speed against a botsabsorbeerder, which probably drove down the highway to a mobile yard to protect. The blow must be particularly hard. The engine block of the car was a eighty metres further blown off and the driver was jammed in the wreck.
The fire zone Vlaams-Brabant West and Brussels fire brigade rushed to the spot to the seriously injured victim from the wreckage to free. He was then under the guidance of a mugteam to the hospital. His life would not be in danger. Also the director of the botsabsorbeerder ran minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital.
By the accident were two lanes for a long time barred, because the night hours are very limited discomfort entailed. The highway could eventually pass around 5.45 pm re released in full.