It was a dramatic accident that occurred this Friday shortly after 11 a.m. in Sint-Katalijne-Waver. While performing a maneuver, a truck hit a bicycle on which were a 32-year-old mother and her 1.5-year-old daughter.
Entrepreneurs who unfortunately attended the scene quickly intervened to provide first aid while waiting for help. “We also protected it from the sun”, explains one of them to our colleagues from Laatste Nieuws. Seriously injured, the 30-year-old was finally stabilized on the spot by the rescuers who arrived in stride.
They then transferred her to the hospital in Mechelen. Between life and death, she was then taken to Antwerp University Hospital for emergency surgery.
Also injured in the accident, the girl had a bleeding head and cried a lot. Transported to the hospital, she fortunately has only minor injuries.
An expert has been appointed by the prosecution to shed light on the exact circumstances of the accident.