Mario D., driver of the monster truck that crashed into an audience in Sept. 2014 (graphic: NL Times) - Credit: Mario D., driver of the monster truck that crashed into an audience in Sept. 2014 (graphic: NL Times)
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:41
Monster Truck driver's home seized after fatal accident
The foundation Guarantee Fund Motor Traffic has seized three properties of stunt driver Mario Doornink. Among these are a large house in Vijfhuizen, once owned by Heineken kidnapper Cor van Hout. Doornink bought the building in 2009. The Guarantee Fund has taken this step in the battle for the damage claims caused by the tragedy in Haaksbergen. During a stunt in September, Doornink drove his monster truck into the audience. Three people were killed and 28 others were injured, some seriously. The cause of this accident is still unknown. Doornink was not insured for the stunt. A fierce legal battle is currently ongoing regarding who is responsible and who should pay for all injuries and damages. In addition to Doornink, the municipality of Haaksbergen and the organizer of the stunt show could also be held liable. To date no one has recognized liability.