The fatal victims of the serious accident in Oud Gastel are two young children and two adult women. A third child was injured and is in hospital. All victims came from Bosschenhoofd. In the accident at the Blauwhekken, two cars collided with each other at the beginning of the evening. A driver has been arrested.
The accident happened around half past seven. Two cars collided for unknown reasons. Emergency services rushed out en masse. Two trauma helicopters, about eight ambulances, the fire brigade and several police cars were present.
All five victims were in the same car. There were three young men in the other car. The driver of that car has been arrested. The other two occupants have been taken to the police station and are being heard as witnesses.
Research will take hours
According to the police, the accident happened in an industrial area, approximately at the level of traffic lights or just before. Traffic specialists are investigating what exactly happened. That will last into the night. The road has been closed completely due to the investigation. The exits of the A17 at Roosendaal-Noord are also closed.