The accident happened around 6.45 pm between the snelwegparking and the exit Waasmunster. A truck from a company from Kieldrecht got a flat tire at the height of the tractor. The young driver tried to get off all the power to his truck to keep under control, but the semi-trailer, loaded with about 20 tons of gravel mixed with cement, was turned upside down. The tractor got damaged, but remained thankfully still standing). The driver of a passenger car was tilted colossus no longer avoid it and rode it on in. Are Skoda Octavia sustained heavy damage, but he remained just as the truck driver unscathed.
The load of gravel was spread on the highway. The traffic behind the accident to a standstill, even with some time passing through and had to by the lost cargo gravel drive. The called fire brigade of Sint-Niklaas closed the highway temporarily completely to the gravel one lane to remove it, but it soon turned out that the fire department and bergingsfirma for a heavy job were on the road again. For the lifting of the truck had specialized salvage equipment to arrive on the scene. There was also a faucet to pass to the load about to create in a truck. About 9 o'clock the truck is hoisted, and it could start with the removal of the gravel. Because there in the gravel and cement being mixed, the expense of the fire brigade are still quite a lot of effort to the lane with high-pressure water jets clean syringes. Only at 10.30 hours the highway is once again fully released.
the accident was the morning rush hour on the highway E17 direction Gent completely. Many directors were more than two hours in the file at a specific time to the car park in Kruibeke reached, is 15 kilometres away. Also on the N41 and the N70 between Sint-Niklaas and Waasmunster was the traffic blocked.