Car accident in Belgium on Google Earth

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 26 2006 @ 01:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
I had a few minutes of spare time and decided to browse around a bit on Google Earth.

After a while I discovered a miles long traffic jam on a highway in Flanders and Brussels, apparently caused by a car accident.

Check it out over at Google Maps or enter 50°49'28.75" N 4°16'47.24" E in Google Earth to get a better view.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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Re: Car accident in Belgium on Google Earth
by Anonymous on Tuesday, Sep 26 2006 @ 09:31 CEST
Who need Google Earth to know that belgians drive so bad?
;)



  • Reply by Anonymous on Wednesday, Sep 27 2006 @ 13:08 CEST

    in all seriousness, I've been to the USA, Mexico and Cuba..
    WHen I used to think belgians were morons at the wheel, now i figured out we are above the world average drivers :)

    USA : "I own the left lane, because I'm turning left in 10 miles"
    Mexico : "Let's speed on this 30 mph road for a while in our 5 seats car filled with 18 persons aboard"
    Cuba : "The car didn't manage to survive this 2 miles trip, I'm sorry but I have to stop in the middle of the road without notice. Can you help fixing it ?"

    These are real situations I've seen :)


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  • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, Sep 28 2006 @ 14:04 CEST

    It's not that the belgians drive so bad, it's those foreign trucks that cause the accidents.


  • Reply by Anonymous on Monday, May 31 2010 @ 16:37 CEST

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    • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, Oct 08 2010 @ 14:41 CEST

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  • Reply by Anonymous on Monday, Jun 07 2010 @ 14:39 CEST

    Like other country's are safer ^o)


  • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, Aug 20 2010 @ 17:02 CEST

    wat to do??????????


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Re: Car accident in Belgium on Google Earth
by Anonymous on Tuesday, Sep 26 2006 @ 09:50 CEST
Currently living in belgium, I just have to say: If Google managed to image Belgium without including a car accident they would have to image at night. Even then it would be hard :-)

Cheers



  • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, Sep 26 2006 @ 14:10 CEST

    Theres another one in Iraq, fairly close to the center point it takes you to on a freeway.


  • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, Sep 26 2006 @ 19:08 CEST

    is there any country where this is NOT the case?!? don't think so...


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Re: Car accident in Belgium on Google Earth
by Anonymous on Thursday, Sep 28 2006 @ 15:19 CEST
I live in Belgium (Ekeren - Antwerp) and work in Brussels.
This is only 60 kilometers (about 39 miles).
Often I drive more then 2 hours for this distance (55 kilometers are highway).
Always because of accidents (and most of the time trucks are involved).
Last december a truck drove into my car with a long traffic jam as a result of it.



  • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, Sep 28 2006 @ 19:22 CEST

    Cool, this is close to where I used to live :-)


    • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, Oct 22 2009 @ 10:43 CEST

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  • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, Sep 29 2006 @ 09:41 CEST

    and those truckdrivers often are not even belgians
    so it's not the belgians that can not drive they just happen to live in a transit country :-S


  • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, Oct 12 2010 @ 15:55 CEST

    Hai it's natural on highways since driving 55km on highway for 2 hours is really a tension drive which should take only one hour. The accidents are 96% by human error only. so if every driver had a ROAD SENSE while driving then no road accidents and no traffic jams. Any way good luck for no humna damage and wish u not have the same in future.


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by Anonymous on Friday, Nov 09 2007 @ 07:58 CET
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  • Reply by Anonymous on Monday, Jan 05 2009 @ 03:08 CET

    the backup is6.86 miles it took the time to mesure the lenth of it


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  • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, Sep 21 2010 @ 11:29 CEST

    to see the accident in google earth


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by Anonymous on Saturday, Feb 07 2009 @ 18:38 CET
THAT IS WAAAAAAAAAY MORE THAN A MILE!!



  • Reply by Anonymous on Wednesday, Oct 07 2009 @ 17:16 CEST

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  • Reply by Anonymous on Monday, Sep 27 2010 @ 13:25 CEST

    You should check out Chennai, India.

    This jam in Belgium is nothing.


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  • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jul 27 2010 @ 17:39 CEST

    just wrote off my transit van in belguim, i have never experienced such bad driving in my life, im still recovering from my injuries. drove through france without any problems as soon as i was in belguim, my god i couldnt believe the change.


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