Driver dies after collision between tractor and train in Drenthe NOW


In the collision between a tractor and a train in Hooghalen in Drenthe, one person died on Friday. It’s about the driver of the train. Two passengers on the train were slightly injured.

An estimated fifty people were on the train. These people were received by the emergency services.

Emergency services were ripped out en masse. There were four ambulances and a trauma helicopter present at the scene of the accident.

The collision occurred around 4:00 PM. Images show how the tractor is completely in ruins. The front of the train is also heavily damaged. The police later state that they will provide more information.

Train traffic is down for the rest of the day

According to RTV Drenthe the driver of the tractor would have been frightened.

Train traffic between Zwolle and Groningen is halted for the rest of the day due to the collision. Transport will be by bus. The extra travel time is one hour.



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