Two young children and two mothers were killed in a traffic accident in Oud Gastel, Brabant, on Friday evening. A third child was injured and is in hospital. They all came from Bosschenhoofd, the police reported.
The fatalities are a 39-year-old woman, her 8-year-old son and her 10-year-old daughter, and a 42-year-old woman. The 42-year-old woman’s 9-year-old daughter is injured in hospital.
For unknown reasons, two cars collided with each other at the Blauwhekken. In one car were the women and children, in the other car were three people. The driver of this vehicle has been arrested. It concerns a 27-year-old man from Roosendaal. The other two occupants were taken to the police station to give a statement.
Mayor of Halderberge Bernd Roks says he is deeply shocked by the serious accident that killed four people from his municipality. “As a father, I am deeply touched. I wish the relatives of the victims and victims a lot of strength. This is a deep loss for our community.”
The accident took place at a business park near traffic lights. The report of the accident came in to police around 6:25 p.m. Several ambulances and trauma helicopters were called in. Traffic specialists are investigating. Victim assistance has been arranged for witnesses.
By: ANP | Photo: ANP