Smash leaves cyclist fighting for her life

A 17-year-old cyclist was badly injured in an accident with a car at Grobbendonk (Antwerp Province) on Saturday night.

The cyclist, a girl, was crossing a main road together with friends on their way to a party around 11PM.  A motorist saw the group too late and couldn’t avoid a crash. First indications point to the cyclists ignoring a red light.

The victim, a girl from Nijlen, had a nasty fall and was taken to hospital fighting for her life.  The road had to be closed for a while.

The driver wasn’t above the drink-drive limit and bystanders say that he wasn’t speeding.