E40 motorway closed following fatal car accident near French border

E40 motorway closed following fatal car accident near French border
2019 closure of the the E40 motorway in Adinkerke. Credit: Belga.

The E40 motorway towards France has been closed due to a major traffic collision in which two people have died.

Around 10:30 on Wednesday morning, a car with a French license plate crashed into the back of a truck in the coastal town of Adinkerke.

Controls on the French side frequently generate traffic jams in that area, as it is around 5 kilometres from the French border.

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According to VRT, this is the fourth time in only two months that a car has driven at speed into the back of another vehicle stationed in traffic.

The Westhoek Fire Brigade immediately arrived to rescue the victims. However, both occupants had already died as a result of the crash.

The E40 towards France was closed near Dunkirk after the tragedy. It is not yet known how long the interruption will last.


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