On Thursday 4th October 1945, the Belfast Telegraph reported on a road traffic collision involving vehicles from a Belgian Army convoy.
A number of lorries of the Belgian Army travelling in a convoy through Co. Down became involved in a collision on the morning of 4th October 1945.
The lorries carried troops of the 6th (Deynze) Infantry Brigade as they entered Main Street, Newcastle, Co. Down. Several soldiers received superficial injuries in the incident. A saloon car driven by Mr. R Cowden of Annalong, Co. Down sustained damage but the driver was unhurt.