The cyclist did not survive the impact of the bus.

The cyclist did not survive the impact of the bus. © Joerie Dewagenaere

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A fatal accident happened in Dronckaertstraat on Thursday afternoon just before 4 p.m. A cyclist collided with a De Lijn bus. Help was of no avail.

Joerie Dewagenaere

Today at 4:51 PM

A man with an electric bicycle wanted to cross the Dronckaertstraat in Lauwe, but suddenly starts to have doubts. A bus of the De Lijn transport company, which is driving from Marke in the direction of Lauwe, can no longer avoid the man. A frontal blow follows.

A witness takes care of the victim and not much later gets help from two firefighters who pass just like civilians. “We immediately proceeded to CPR, but immediately saw that it was serious.”

The man died not much later. Someone sitting on the bus felt the driver apply the brakes and heard a crash soon after. He and his co-passengers were picked up by another bus.

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