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VIDEO. Driver concrete mixer becomes fatally wounded in one day of his retirement
Dilsen-Stokkem Monday morning, a driver of a concrete mixer fatally injured on the Europalaan in Dilsen-Stokkem. The victim was with a load on the road, when he in a sharp curve suddenly the car off the road in landed and rolled. Fire zone Oost Limburg had to come onsite to free him from his cab. In the course of the afternoon proved to be the condition is fortunately stable again.

Witnesses saw the truck between some of the other trucks on the road, on the Europalaan. According to the other drivers drove the director to a leisurely pace, when he was at the height of the new junction to the industrial estate plots yet started to swing. The monster then went to the grass verge and bumped by a moat. Ultimately tilted the wreck between the bushes. Colleagues rushed the 60-year-old driver immediately for help. At the blow were no other vehicles involved.


the fire brigade had to come onsite to take him out of the wreck. They had a roof window above the cab of the truck to break open, to get the man safely to evacuate. Under the guidance of the mosquito was the driver in critical condition to the hospital. Victim Leo Smeets (60) was one of his last rides, because he would be evaluated Tuesday night on retiring. Excited colleagues of company Seegers came to see what was happening there. The local police Maasland closed in the meantime, the Europalaan to the height of the industrial estate. Specialized takeldiensten were needed to the structure again.


Shortly before 14 hours had the road again free, and the traffic between Opoeteren and Dilsen be resumed. The planned pensioenfeestje for driver Leo does not, of course. Tuesday night he would have together with my colleagues for something to eat. All retrieves the company, however, relieved that her driver out of danger. Leo Smeets has been working for twelve years for the transport company, and had the reputation of being a cautious driver. How he is still with the mixer able to tilt, is not clear. A tyre blow-out seems to be already excluded, it is possible that the man just before the accident, however, even unwell.

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