After the bridge opened while they were driving, a family in Belgium was sent to their doom by a terrified neighbor.
Social media footage captured the moment that the family’s red car became stuck on the Marie Thumas Bridge in Leuven on October 27, 2012.
The bridge opened seemingly without warning in order to let a ship pass through.
Social media footage captured the moment the red car of the family became stuck on the Marie Thumas Bridge in Leuven on October 27, 2012.
While it is not clear how the incident occurred yet, an investigation into the matter is underway.
This left the family unable to turn back time and stuck on the bridge.
As a result, the bridge continued to rise and the car began sliding backwards, just before the bumper hit the road.
The vehicle then fell forwards and landed on its roof against the closed barrier.
The three-member family was trapped in their vehicle. They were eventually freed by firefighters and taken to Gasthuisberg hospital.
According to Commissioner Marc Vranckx, it is not believed that their injuries are severe.
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 unknown why the bridge rose while the family drove over it.
The car was then sent rolling backwards down the bridge, as it was being raised, before it fell onto its roof.