Car plunges off a moving bridge with terrified parents and their child inside after it started to open ‘without warning’ in Belgium
A terrified family were sent tumbling from a moving bridge this week in Belgium after it began to open while they were driving over it.
Video footage shared on social media captured the moment the family’s red car became stranded on the Marie Thumas Bridge in the city of Leuven on October 27.
Seemingly without warning, the bridge started to open in order to allow a ship to pass through.
Video footage shared on social media captured the moment the family’s red car became stranded on the Marie Thumas Bridge in the city of Leuven on October 27
It is not yet known how the incident occurred but an investigation is currently underway
però, this left the family stuck on the bridge, unable to reverse back off in time.
Di conseguenza, with the bridge continuing the rise, the car eventually began to slip backwards, before the back bumper hit the road.
At this point the vehicle then fell over backwards and landed on its roof on the closed barrier.
The family of three were left trapped inside their vehicle and were eventually freed by the fire service before being taken to Gasthuisberg hospital.
It is not thought that their injuries are severe, according to Commissioner Marc Vranckx.
Speaking about the incident, Carolien Peelaerts of Flemish Waterway, said on local radio this morning that an investigation is now underway into how events unfolded.
It is not yet known why the bridge began to rise with the family still driving over it.
The car was sent rolling back down the bridge as it was raised, before falling backwards onto its roof