Apr 06, 2023 at 6:59 PMUpdate: 7 minutes ago
Five of the approximately thirty people who were injured in the train accident near Voorschoten on Tuesday are still in hospital. Of those five, one is still in intensive care (ic). The Regional Consultation Acute Care Chain (ROAZ) reports this on Thursday.
One patient was transferred from the IC to a nursing ward in the LUMC in Leiden on Thursday. There are still two patients in the UMC Utrecht. Three others who had been lying there since the accident have been fired.
A patient is still lying in the HMC Westeinde in The Hague. The injured man who was in the Groene Hart Hospital in Gouda went home on Thursday.
Aftercare and support from Victim Support is available for the injured. On Wednesday, 32 travelers and others involved in the train disaster had made use of this. The NS said to send flowers to all travelers.
Meeting for local residents attracts about 50 villagers
On Thursday evening, a meeting was also held in Voorschoten that had been organized because of the train accident. About 50 local residents attended.
Mayor Nadine Stemerdink, social workers from Victim Support Netherlands and some experts from the crisis organization involved in the accident were present at the meeting to answer people’s questions.
The municipality does not want to make any substantive statements about the meeting, but does say that the atmosphere was positive, a spokesperson reports.
No trains between Leiden and The Hague until April 18
One person died in the train accident. It concerned the 65-year-old driver of a construction crane, who was on the track. A freight train collided with that crane around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The wreckage of the crane vehicle ended up on another track, causing an intercity train to collide with it and derail.
Due to the accident, no trains will run between Leiden and The Hague until at least April 18. ProRail needs that time to repair the major damage to the track and overhead lines.