This morning the emergency services were alerted for a head-on collision near Kwaadbeek and Reigerstraat on the N42.
The collision happened around 7.15 am between a truck from Algro from Sint-Lievens Houten driven by someone from Oosterzele who was driving towards Wetteren. And an Audi A3 passenger car coming from Wetteren, driven by someone from Zottegem. Things went wrong in the slight bend between Kwaadbeek and the Reigersstaat. The truck driver escaped with minor injuries. The driver of the Audi was trapped in the car and was freed by the Centrum Westen fire brigade and transferred to hospital in a life-threatening condition. The N42 remained closed to traffic throughout the morning in order for the traffic expert to make the necessary observations.