Mayor Hans Gerritsen of Haaksbergen resigned on Wednesday night, acknowledging that the city council no longer has enough confidence in him after the drama surrounding the monster truck accident. "The confidence of the council is crucial for a mayor", Gerritsen said.
The municipality of Haaksbergen says that no mistakes were made when granting a permit for the infamous event with the monster truck last year. According to Mayor Hans Gerritsen, the safety instructions were adequate, which means that the permit will not have to be nullified, NOS reports.
Out of respect and sympathy for the victims of the monster truck accident yesterday, Haaksbergen gave very little information about their backgrounds.
Dozens of adults and children were injured Sunday at an automotive event when a driver lost control of his monster truck, crashing into the attendees gathered at the function in Haaksbergen, Overijssel. Local news agency JouwHaaksbergen.nl says one bystander has died, though at one witness at the scene say that at least two people are dead, and another had severe lacerations to the face.