Four people were killed in a serious traffic accident in the Dutch town of Oud Gastel, about 10 kilometers from the Belgian border. The victims are two adult women and two young children. A third child is in hospital. Two cars collided in an industrial area. The police have arrested one of the drivers.
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. They all came from Bosschenhoofd, the police reported.
The accident happened at the Blauwhekken, near Roosendaal, near a business park near traffic lights. 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.
About eight ambulances, the police and the fire brigade were present. Two trauma helicopters also landed near the Blauwhekken. The report of the accident came in to police around 6:25 p.m.
It is still unknown how the vehicles could collide with each other. The road will remain closed for the time being for investigation. Traffic specialists will need hours for this. The police hear witnesses and arrange victim assistance for them.
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