- Category: News
- Created on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:57
- Written by Amsterdam Herald
An initial report by ProRail and the accident investigation team found that the low evening sun may have been a factor in the collision, which happened at about 6pm near Sloterdijk station.
A 68-year-old woman died in hospital from injuries she suffered when a local Sprinter train and an InterCity train crashed just outside Sloterdijk station.
A journalist from the Volkskrant newspaper who was on board the Sprinter train said the driver had come into the carriage moments before and told passengers she had driven through a red light.
In a report seen by the state broadcaster NOS, ProRail said that an inspection of the train had revealed no mechanical defects.
A total of 117 passengers were injured in the low-speed collision, 42 of them seriously.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by the public prosecutor’s office in Amsterdam.