Caterer Guillermo Bloem, 30, from Zonnebeek, Belgium, was about to cancel a wedding as he had to deliver meals. A driver crashed into his parked truck, killing not only the car but also the oven. “Fortunately I received support.” That help came from our village.
On the night of Friday to Saturday, a motorist caused serious chaos on the Eberstraat in Zonnebeek. “I just came home from a party I was working at and parked my truck in front of my house,” says Guillermo Bloem, 30, a cook and catering manager at Woodness. “I was lying in bed for half an hour when I suddenly heard a loud sound.”
Guillermo got dressed and went out to have a look. “I saw on the other side of the street how a driver crashed his car into the front of a neighbour’s house. When I approached with other people, I noticed that the driver was still in his car. We helped him. However, when I said that the emergency services had been notified, he became angry.
While towing my truck, a wheel simply fell off
Only when the caterer returned to his residence did he see that his truck was badly damaged. “It turns out that the man first hit another neighbour’s parked Skoda and then my truck was badly damaged. What’s more, the car is a total loss. While towing it away, a wheel simply fell off. The damage to my truck is also extensive. There is an oven and a laptop to boot “It was a disaster for me, because I had to organize two more concerts on Saturday, one of which was in Ghent.”
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Guillermo initially thought about canceling the order, but fortunately he received help from some of his colleagues in the village. He was loaned a van from the Vandekerckhove beverage center and the Koklikoo bistro managers lent him an oven. “That’s the great thing about the village, everyone helps each other. I really appreciate it and have already bought a gift for these people. If they are in trouble themselves, of course I will do the same for them.”
The car driver also crashes into the house
The driver, a 33-year-old man from Langemarck-Poelkappel, suffered only minor injuries despite the heavy blow. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and his driving license was revoked for fifteen days. The damage was not limited to the owners of the vehicles that were hit, but also to the residents of the house opposite which the Audi A4 stopped.
“These guys had a bike shop and converted it into a house when they retired. The fire brigade examined the facade and where the car hit it, it moved by 3.5cm. I estimate the total damage caused by the man to be around 100,000 euros. I think the amount for me will be To 60 thousand euros. “I hope it is well insured,” sighs Guillermo.
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