Large deployment of police officers in the night from Friday to Saturday, road from Ath to Jurbise. At around 1:30 am, a dramatic accident occurred, claiming the lives of two men and a woman. The tragedy took place near the Belfius bank, and did not fail to alert the whole neighborhood.
” Sir Sir ! ”
Among the victims was Yannick A., aged about forty. Antoni, one of his childhood friends, had his legs cut off when he learned of his death. He had known him for 30 years. “He was a wonderful man, always there for others,” he says. He was from Flénu, and leaves behind two children … Another victim was domiciled in Tournai, but resided in Jurbise.
Laurence, who lives on the road to Ath, was awakened with a start with her husband. The latter tried to rescue the driver, then the rear passenger, but it was already too late: “My husband took his hand …”
➜ Many people who tried to help did not even realize that there was a third victim …: testimonies on the spot
➜ It was Jacqueline Galant, the mayor of Jurbise, who announced the sad news
➜ This new accident, although the circumstances have not yet been determined, revived the debate on the dangerousness of the road to Ath.