A call to the emergency services control room raised eyebrows on Thursday morning. A car reportedly drove off the dike along the Harderdijk between Biddinghuizen and Zeewolde and ended up in the water.
The precise location? At the height of hectometer marker 23.4. The report is of course taken seriously. A car in water is reason enough to alert several fire stations. The pagers are already going off in Dronten and Lelystad.
But the evening before, a car had already driven off the dike at hectometer marker 23.4. In the pouring rain, things went wrong on the Harderbosweg around 10:30 PM. Fortunately, the driver escaped with only a wet suit.
And then it quickly becomes clear. Thursday morning’s report is about the same car, which at that time is still in the ditch next to the dike. An observant motorist sees the muddy tracks on the dike and the car roof protruding above the water, but has no knowledge of the accident the evening before.
The reporter can be reassured and the report to the fire stations will be withdrawn.
Salvage was not yet possible
According to a police spokesperson, it was not possible to recover the car immediately on Wednesday due to the dark location and the pouring rain. That would happen on Thursday morning after the morning rush hour.
Source: Omroep Flevoland