By: Roland de Jong
KRABBENDIJKE – The part of the Oude Rijksweg (N289) near Krabbendijke that was closed tonight due to a fatal traffic accident is still closed. The closure will also take some time.
A Volkswagen passenger car drove on the Oude Rijksweg towards Kruiningen at around 6.45 pm. Just past the intersection with Gentmansdijk and Bolwerk, the car hit the left verge for unknown reasons. The vehicle then hit a tree on the separate bicycle path. The car came to a stop in a ditch. The driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was freed by firefighters but died on the spot from his injuries.
Police previously said they expected the road to reopen around 10 p.m. The car also needs to be towed. For that reason, the road is still completely closed on site between the aforementioned intersection and the Luchtenburg roundabout.
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