Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:10
Freak car accident critically injures teen waiting at bus stop
A 16-year-old boy was critically injured in a freak car accident in Hilvarenbeek on Tuesday night. The boy was waiting at a bus stop with friends when he somehow ended up in the road and was hit by a car. The 28-year-old driver was arrested at the scene, though so far the police does not believe that alcohol or reckless driving played a part in the accident, according to Hart van Nederland. According to the police, the accident happened on Doelenstraat around 10:45 p.m. When emergency services arrived at the scene, bystanders were already trying to resuscitate the boy while his shocked friends watched. Ambulance workers took over the resuscitation and the boy was rushed to the St. Elisabeth hospital in Tilburg. He is in critical condition. The driver of the car involved in the accident was arrested at the scene. Due to the severity of the accident and the unknown cause, he was arrested as a suspect and taken to the police station for questioning, according to the police. The police took a blood sample from the driver to test for alcohol or drugs. Police analysts also performed an investigation at the scene of the accident.