Driver dies after accident on E40 in Welkenraedt
An accident occurred on Tuesday on the motorway near Welkenraedt. Four vehicles are involved and a lady unfortunately died.
This Tuesday, around 2.15 p.m., an accident occurred on the E40 motorway. The events took place in the direction of Liège at exit 37ter which is located in the town of Welkenraedt. A motorway work site is being held at this location. At least three cars and a truck (of Hungarian origin) are involved, note the firefighters of the VHP zone, in intervention on the spot.
This accident unfortunately made a victim indicates the Parquet of Verviers, descended on the spot. According to Jean-Luc Nix, a child was also on board the vehicle and had to be extricated by the emergency services. According to initial information, the child is not seriously injured.
Two other injured are to be deplored. They were transferred to hospitals in the area.
The motorway was temporarily closed shortly after the accident to allow emergency services to work safely. The ambulance of Welkenraedt, Battice, the PIT of Verviers and the Smur of Eupen descended on the spot. The police also came to the scene, as did the public prosecutor’s office.
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Another accident in Blegny
In Blegny, another accident occurred more or less at the same time on the E40 motorway near the Barchon exit (Blegny, province of Liège) towards the Cité ardente. When called, the information indicated the presence of a person to be extricated. Finally, the slightly injured driver got out of the vehicle on her own before the arrival of the SMUR from the Citadel of Liège as well as a Red Cross ambulance from Blegny which had been dispatched to the site. Tuesday around 3:00 p.m., the federal police reported that the situation remained dangerous and that the passage was difficult at the exit. The number of vehicles involved and any injured are not yet known, as is the cause of the accident. Firefighters were still on the scene at 3:00 p.m.