Three killed, one hurt in Thursday accident on Dutch highway
Three people were killed in an accident on the A2 highway between Bruekelen and Vinkeveen on Thursday afternoon. The victims are a 38-year-old man from Vianen, and a man and woman from Bergen aan Zee, both aged 53, the police confirmed. A fourth victim was taken to hospital.
The accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Three cars were involved in the collision, two of which were completely destroyed, according to newspaper AD. The police believe that one of the cars ended up on the wrong side of the highway, crashing into oncoming traffic.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and the police call on witnesses with footage of the accident to come forward. "We certainly have our suspicions, but we are investigating all scenarios", a police spokesperson said to AD.
The accident and subsequent investigation and cleanup resulted in the A2 highway being closed until 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, according to NU.nl.
Hulpdiensten zijn massaal aanwezig op de A2 bij #Breukelen vanwege een heftig ongeluk met twee personenauto's. Het ongeval is veroorzaakt door een spookrijder. De weg richting #Amsterdam blijft tot na de avondspits volledig afgesloten. pic.twitter.com/cglFL0f1XW
— Ryan Poll (@ryanpoll2001) October 17, 2019
Sta muurvast op de A2 tussen Utrecht en Breukelen, achter dit ongeval. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/rsfPgdSRZV
— De Ziekenpa (@DeZiekenpa) October 17, 2019
— Rijkswaterstaat Verkeersinformatie (@RWSverkeersinfo) October 17, 2019