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The Netherlands Multiple People Killed After Truck Runs Off the Road



Multiple people killed after truck runs off the road; Several trapped, driver unharmed

This story was updated with new information

Several people were killed when a lorry drove off a dike and crashed into a neighborhood party in Nieuw-Beijerland, Zuid-Holland on Saturday evening. Hours after the crash, it was not clear how many people had died while workers tried to clear the wreckage.

In addition to the fatalities, multiple people were injured and taken to a hospital. The driver was unharmed and was brought in for questioning.

There were still deceased people trapped underneath the truck, as authorities were still trying to process the crash site. A police spokesperson said it was certain more than two people died, but they could not give precise numbers of fatalities or injuries. She said she wanted to be certain of exact numbers before saying anything further.

A crime scene was established and cordoned off to investigate what exactly happened at the scene of the accident in the hamlet of Zuidzijde in Nieuw-Beijerland. The vehicle involved was seized for technical examination. Police have yet to say anything about the cause of the crash.

A spokesperson said the accident has deeply affected the community, where "many attendees know each other."

Several ambulances and trauma helicopters were deployed to handle the victims of the serious accident. It happened on the Zuidzijdsedijk. Immediately after the accident, police said they are "utilizing a lot of emergency workers in the incident.” The investigation into the cause of the incident is underway. Emergency services workers were still busy at the scene at 8 p.m.

There was a great deal of shock and dismay among those at the incident. Those present at the neighborhood party, other eyewitnesses and local residents will be taken care of by the municipality.

At the site of the accident, a large amount of damage is visible, including picnic tables, bottles, and food that were knocked over. Fences are now being placed around the truck, which has a Spanish license plate number, to secure the truck and to possibly deal with more victims in privacy. A crane truck has also been called in to assist workers.

Charlie Aptroot, the mayor of Hoeksche Waard, commented about the accident after speaking with relatives of the victims and others involved in the “horrible accident in such a small, tight-knit community as Nieuw-Beijerland.” He said family members and neighbors were crushed, partly because the condition of the injured people is not known and there is much uncertainty. “Our greatest concern is with the people involved,” he said.

Nieuw-Beijerland is part of the municipality of Hoeksche Waard in Zuid-Holland.








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Re: The Netherlands Multiple People Killed After Truck Runs Off the Road

Some rumors: the truck driver was drunk.

It's a Spanish truck company and in 2021 a drunk truck driver from that same company caused a deadly accident.

People on scene are saying that a pregant woman died, her husband, her mother and several kids. This isn't confimred by police (yet)

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Re: The Netherlands Multiple People Killed After Truck Runs Off the Road

Read that 6 were killed, 7 injured (one critical).

A couple who were present at the barbecue of an ice skating club told that the truck stopped before a T-junction. They then saw the driver start driving again and the vehicle drove into the crowd.

"It felt like we were in a movie. We saw people being dragged along." Immediately after the accident, bystanders started to help people, including children. "We saw feet under the truck. These images will be on our mind forever."

The spanish company stated that the driver was trying to avoid a van that should've given him the right of way, and then ran of the dike.

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It's a Spanish truck company and in 2021 a drunk truck driver from that same company caused a deadly accident.
A person has died after being hit by a truck from the el mosca comany, on the N-2 in La Jonquera on Aug 2021. According to witnesses to the events, the truck driver would have voluntarily run over the pedestrian due to an argument. He would have then fled and collided with another vehicle at a roundabout, causing three injuries.

The truck driver, a 39-year-old man, has been arrested for the crimes of reckless homicide , driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and leaving the scene of the accident.

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Read that 6 were killed, 7 injured (one critical).

A couple who were present at the barbecue of an ice skating club told that the truck stopped before a T-junction. They then saw the driver start driving again and the vehicle drove into the crowd.

"It felt like we were in a movie. We saw people being dragged along." Immediately after the accident, bystanders started to help people, including children. "We saw feet under the truck. These images will be on our mind forever."

The spanish company stated that the driver was trying to avoid a van that should've given him the right of way, and then ran of the dike.



A person has died after being hit by a truck from the el mosca comany, on the N-2 in La Jonquera on Aug 2021. According to witnesses to the events, the truck driver would have voluntarily run over the pedestrian due to an argument. He would have then fled and collided with another vehicle at a roundabout, causing three injuries.

The truck driver, a 39-year-old man, has been arrested for the crimes of reckless homicide , driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and leaving the scene of the accident.

Correct.

The deadly victims are a 50 year old man, a 32 year old woman, a 75 year old woman, a 41 year old man, a 28 year old woman and a 62 year old man. One woman was 8 months pregnant, she, her husband and her mother all died. So 3 people from the same family died.


2 of the injured people are a 5 and a 9 year old.

The truck driver here didn't have alcohol in his system. As for the white van, the driver is in contact with the police so we'll see if the truck driver really did try to avoid him.

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Ban assault vehicles!

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Re: The Netherlands Multiple People Killed After Truck Runs Off the Road

The rules for driving with medical conditions and medicines are laid down in the Netherlands in the Regulation on suitability requirements 2000. The passage relevant to the truck drama is this:

“If your patient has a full driver’s license, stricter rules apply. If someone is taking seizure medications, he or she is not allowed to drive a truck or bus. This also applies if your patient has not had a seizure for a long time.”

The driver’s lawyer indicated that the driver had not had an epileptic seizure for years, but that he was still taking medication. If that is correct, it means that the driver has broken the law.

A traffic law lawyer endorses this conclusion: “If you take medication for epilepsy, you are not considered suitable in the Netherlands to drive a truck or a bus,” says the lawyer. “You are not allowed to get a large driver’s license in the Netherlands. If you already have a large driver’s license, you are not allowed on the road.”

RTL news contacted Winston de Brouwer, the lawyer of the suspect driver this afternoon, but he did not want to respond: “Mr Brouwer indicates that he is currently too busy.”

The fact that the driver is from Spain does not change this. “There are basic European guidelines”, explains Kabel, “they also apply in other countries.” An employee of DGT, the Spanish counterpart of the Central Bureau for Driving Proofs (CBR), confirms to RTL News that the rules are the same in Spain: “Whoever has had an epileptic attack in the last ten years, or has taken medication for it, will not come. eligible for a large driver’s license and is not allowed on the road.”

Exceptions are possible, but not in this situation, says the lawyer. “Even in Spain you cannot get or renew a large driver’s license if you have had epileptic seizures in the past ten years or are taking medicines for epilepsy.”

“If this driver has indeed been taking medicines for epilepsy for years, he should not even have had a large driver’s license,” concludes Kabel. “It is strange that he does have this. I once had a case in the Netherlands in which a woman concealed her epilepsy from the CBR and drove two people to death. She was convicted for this.”

The disclosure by the suspect’s lawyer will probably have consequences for the criminal case, thinks Kabel. “The argument ‘I spontaneously had that attack while I was taking medication’ does not hold. In fact, you took the risk. It can also have consequences for the sentence and the sentence.”

The Spanish driver killed seven people when he drove off a dike in Nieuw-Beijerland into a group of residents during a barbecue.

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