The fire was around 22 hours sued for an accident at the intersection of the E17 in Zwijnaarde. The driver of a Porsche Cayenne, which is on the highway E17 direction Kortrijk reed would probably quickly turn towards the R4 Merelbeke.
He estimated, however, the situation is wrong in and drove head-on into the guardrail. The blow must have been formidable, because of the crash, the guardrail from the asphalt torn and about ten metres further pushed. The car was a few meters away to stop. The driver was jammed in the car and had to be freed by the fire brigade, but all the help could not avail.