American couple heavily injured in accident

In the coastal municipality of Middelkerke (West Flanders), a young American family was involved in a car accident. They had just left the motorway, when the 33-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a van that came from the opposite direction.

The man and his 32-year-old wife sustained heavy injuries. Their 5-month-old baby that was sitting at the back, escaped unharmed, as did the driver of the van, the VRT regional radio station Radio 2 West-Vlaanderen reports.