Drama at Dutch Queen's Day spectacle

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Bjarki, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

    Fatalities have not been confirmed yet.
    Apparently the guy in the passenger seat jumped out of the window just before it hit the crowd.

    A really weird accident.. either the driver went completely insane or it was indeed an attempt to crash into the coach carrying the Royal Family..
    Sick shit.


    Update: according to an eye-witness the car sped up before bursting through two barriers and the crowd. Seems to confirm this was not an accident...

    Update 2: according to a newspaper 4 fatalities. Suspect driver said to be around 25 years of age. It better not be a muslim :shifteyes:
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009

  2. Bananas

    Bananas Endangered Species

    Thats horrible. Lets hope that there are no fatalities or serious injuries but that seems unlikely.

    It is a weird scenario, I'd like to know the motive or some kind of reason as they investigate this.
  3. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

    Apparently he followed the royal family's bus all around the route. At this point the chances of it being an accident are very very slim.

    Suspect is said to be a blond caucasian male.. one can only speculate about the motive for his deed.
    Press conference:
    4 deaths, another 5 heavily wounded.
    38 years old, native dutch, no links to any terrorist groups, no history of psychological issues. Heavily wounded in hospital, currently undergoing surgery. No clues about the motive, but the police have confirmed that it was no accident, but done on purpose.. :shake:
    Update: Suspect studied during daytime and worked in security during the night. Lost his job and was forced to leave his appartment. Rumours say he was not allowed by his ex-wife to see his children. The last few months noone was allowed into his appartment..

    Update again:
    Rumours claim suspect is brain dead. 5th fatality also confirmed :shake:
    edit: royal family was indeed the target. Possibly because he was not allowed to watch his children 'in the name of her majesty' (a sentence which is read prior to a verdict). He probably didn't succeed in hitting the bus because either the car was too wrecked or because he was too seriously injured after the initial crashes.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009
  4. Bananas

    Bananas Endangered Species

    This story sends shivers down me. What is the mood like in NL at the moment?

    The motive(if that is it) is insane just like his actions. The one part so far though that shocks me is, if he is brain dead yet he was inside the car protected by a cocoon of metal, what was it like for those on the outside, it must of been terrible.:(
  5. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

    Some Queens Day celebrations are still going on.. but of course, not in the way they were supposed to be held. Most people are in grief.

    It's 'fortunate' the suspect is a lone looney and not a jihadist or someone with ties to the extreme left. An ideologically inspired attack would have been much worse for the social and political climate.
    But you know, after all we've been through in the last few years, this is another tough blow for the nation.

    Yeah.. I recommend not to check the pictures out you see on the internet.. they are not very pleasant for the eye.
  6. Steerpike

    Steerpike Registered Member

    The driver was a Dutch national and he has died.

    BBC NEWS | Europe | Dutch parade attack driver dies

  7. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

    Yep. Now we will never know the motive, though :stare:

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