Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 13:10
Teen dies from injuries in freak bus stop car crash
Hilvarenbeek is mourning the loss of Pepijn. The 16-year-old boy passed away in hospital after being hit by a car at a bus stop in Hilvarenbeek on Tuesday night. Numerous people visited the scene of the fatal accident on Wednesday, leaving flowers and lighting candles for the teenager. "I resuscitated the boy last night and it had quite an impact on me", the man who gave the boy CPR said to Omroep Brabant on Wednesday. "It's not nothing to resuscitate someone, to see a heartbeat on the monitor and think: yes, we have him - and to then hear that he still died." Pepijn died not long after the accident, a police spokesperson confirmed to the broadcaster. The 28 year old driver who hit him was arrested as a suspect. He is still in custody. Blood samples were taken to check whether he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. And his girlfriend was questioned as a witness.