The lorry driver also hit another truck, before leaving his vehicle and fleeing the scene. The man turned out to be stark naked.
Police noticed a naked man running in the direction of Lovenjoel. "We first thought it was someone who had escaped from a psychiatric ward in the area, but it turned out to be the driver who had fled the site. He was taken taken to hospital with severe injuries", explained Walter Vranck, the local Bierbeek police chief.
Nine people sustained injuries in the accident, including four on the bus of the Flemish public transport company De Lijn.