Train accident halts rail traffic; one killed

Train hits car in Weert, driver killed - August 16th, 2015 (Picture: Twitter/@NickRompelberg)Train hits car in Weert, driver killed - August 16th, 2015 (Picture: Twitter/@NickRompelberg)

Rail traffic between Weert and Eindhoven was brought to a standstill on Sunday night after a collision between a train and a car. The driver of the car was killed in the accident.

The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. on a crossing at the Maarheezerhuttendijk in Weert, between Weert and Maarheze, NU reports. The train, carrying about 100 passengers, was en route from Eindhoven to Limburg. None of the passengers were injured. They were transferred to another train to Weert just after 1:00 a.m.

The collision resulted in no trains traveling between Weert and Eindhoven for some time. NS lifted the restrictions more than two hours after the accident.

The identity of the victim - a man - is still unknown. The police are investigating.


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