Group of pedestrians struck by car; 1 killed, several hurt

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A motorist hit a group of pedestrians in Hoornsterzwaag, Friesland on Wednesday night. One person was killed, one seriously injured and three people slightly injured.

The 20 year old driver of the car has been arrested, NU reports. According to the police, that is standard procedure in such a major accident. He passed his breathalyzer test, which showed that he had no alcohol in his system, but is still in custody for questioning, NOS reports.

A man from Winsum, Groningen was killed in the accident. His wife was seriously injured and is currently in hospital. Their son and two friends received only minor injuries. The cause of the accident is unclear.

The accident happened on Bij de Leijwei. The road was closed to traffic and several emergency services were present, including a trauma helicopter. The identity of the victims will be announced on Thursday.

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