Train collides with tractor trailer in Drenthe: machinist deceased

In an unguarded railway crossing in Drenthe Hooghalen is a train collided with the trailer of a tractor. The train driver was killed thereby.

The driver was crushed by the blow and ernorme is deceased immediately.

The driver of the tractor has been released by the terror. How could he crossed while it was approaching a train is not clear yet. He’s terribly frightened, “the police report and has yet to make a statement. The trailer when the train collided with a tipper truck was loaded with soil and debris and was dragged hundreds of meters.


The devastation is enormous: the train was severely damaged in the front. The catenary suffered major damage. Many ambulances and an ambulance were called. On the train were about fifty people. Two of them have been with minor injuries to hospital.

“Jet black day ‘

CEO Roger van Boxtel NS responds done: “This is a jet black day our thoughts go first out to his family, relatives, friends and close colleagues of our colleagues this loss we all feel at NS We… express the hope that the other involved parties who have been injured in this tragic accident will recover quickly. Research should reveal what happened. this hope never to experience. ”

The crossing is used by farmers to reach their land. The rail traffic between Zwolle and Groningen is coagulated for the rest of the day.

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