he accident happened around 2 o'clock. The level crossing was open when the car crossed the rails, but the vehicle got stuck due to a strange manoeuvre after leaving the road. Infrabel workers saw it happening and helped the men to get away when a cargo train was approaching; soon after the heavy train crushed the car.
The men wanted to flee the scene immediately, but were apprehended by police. The driver was caught drink-driving. According to the first reports, he had lost the way and tried to make a U-turn on the level crossing.