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Overview derailment (Source: Josh Walet Fotografie)
Overview derailment (Source: Josh Walet Fotografie)

Collisions and derailment Voorschoten

Status : Open

At approximately 3:25 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, a freight train collided with a road/rail excavator. The excavator was used for track maintenance and was on or near the track of the freight train. Because of the collision the excavator landed on the adjacent track, where it was struck by a passenger train. The passenger train derailed and landed partially in an adjacent meadow. The operator of the excavator was killed by the collision.  About 30 people from the trains were injured, 19 of whom were taken to the hospital.

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