While emergency services tried to help the victims and get a good idea of the situation, many bystanders tried to get into the fence and get involved in the work, police said.
At Van Beethovensingel, two cars got off the road due to an unknown cause. A car crashed into a tree. According to the police, the two occupants of that car were seriously injured. The victims, a 52-year-old man from Vlaardingen and a 61-year-old man from Schiedam, were freed from the car by the fire brigade and taken to hospital. Their condition is worrying, police said. The 20-year-old driver of the second car was injured in the arm and neck. His car shot through the roadside, cleared a tree and hit a parked car.
What exactly happened is being investigated. Witnesses told the police that the two cars were driving at high speed before the accident.
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