Motorcyclist dies in accident in Antwerp

A motorcyclist has been killed in an accident on the Bredabaan in the Antwerp district of Merksem on Monday morning. The accident happened at around 7am. An investigation has been launched into the exact circumstances of the accident. 

Sven Lommaert of the Antwerp Local Police told VRT News that "According to initial witness statements the motor cyclist was riding on the wrong side of the road”.    

"He collided with a van and fell off his motorcycle. He was then hit by a lorry.”

The accident happened near to Fort Merksem. The Bredabaan, a major atrial road to the north of Antwerp was closed to traffic heading towards Brasschaat, while one lane remained open for motorists travelling towards Antwerp City Centre.