Bizarre accident on Deerlijk Bridge

The people of Deerlijk got a nasty surprise when a car drove off the bridge on the Lille-Kortrijk motorway. The young driver is in hospital fighting for his life.

The driver was heading for the city of Kortrijk when his car started skidding on the motorway bridge in Deerlijk.  The car crashed into the crash barriers and summersaulted off the bridge landing many metres below.  Debris was scattered across the lanes of the motorway and on the road below.  Fire-fighters and police deployed dogs to search for any possible passengers as they weren't sure the driver was alone in the vehicle but nobody was found.