On 25 November 2015 at around 13:25, a bus from the company De Lijn came to a standstill on the tracks of a level crossing in Pittem. The driver of an SNCB/NMBS passenger train noticed when exiting a bend that there was a bus blocking the level crossing and engaged the emergency brake. In spite of the emergency brake, a collision could not be avoided. The bus driver was killed in the collision.
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