The Public Prosecutor is prosecuting a 23-year-old crane operator for causing a train crash in Dalfsen in February 2016. The train driver was killed and six people were injured. The 23-year-old man is being charged with causing a traffic accident resulting in death and injury, the Public Prosecutor said on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.
Railroad crossings need to become safer, the Dutch Safety Board says in its investigation report on a train derailment accident in Dalfsen in February.
In the accident a train collided with a crane that was crossing the tracks. The train driver was killed.
ProRail finished towing away the train that derailed after crashing into a crane near Dalfsen. The cleanup finished late on Wednesday afternoon and the railway company immediately started repairing the track and overhead line. ProRail had no idea that a crane would be working near the track on Tuesday.
The crane operator involved in a fatal train crash near Dalfsen on Tuesday, is officially suspected of death by negligence, causing a fatal traffic accident and causing danger on the railroad, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl on Wednesday.
The train driver that was killed when an Arriva train crashed into a crane in Dalfsen on Tuesday, is a 49-year-old man from Kampen, the police announced. Kampen mayor Bort Koelewijn confirmed that his name was Eric Breet. Colleagues and friends are shocked by his death
A total of eight people were injured when an Arriva passenger train hit a crane near Dalfsen on Tuesday morning, mayor Han Noten confirmed in a press conference about the accident. Five people were slightly injured, two were hospitalized and one was killed. The police are questioning the crane operator. It is not clear if he is suspected of anything.
Total chaos, is how eyewitness Ria van der Ham describes the scene near Dalfsen where an Arriva passenger train crashed into a crane on Tuesday morning. Van der Ham witnessed the accident from nearby campsite Tolhuis. "It's a mess, really terrible" Van der Ham said