A motorist hit the crash barrier on the A27 near Utrecht on Saturday evening around midnight. Shortly afterwards, the car caught fire. The occupants, according to the Safety Region Utrecht (VRU) a woman and a child, would have got out of the car on time.
Both occupants were injured by the impact to the crash barrier and were treated on the spot by ambulance personnel. Due to the seriousness of the accident, a trauma helicopter was called in, but it did not land in the end. The woman and the child were both rushed to hospital.
According to a spokesperson for the Utrecht Safety Region (VRU), both the woman and the child were able to get out of the car on time. The car caught fire shortly after colliding with the crash barrier and was completely destroyed by the fire. The fire brigade quickly got the fire under control.
Due to the accident, the police closed the exit to Maarssen and part of the highway. There is no investigation into the cause of the accident. A salvage company has meanwhile towed the destroyed car.
Source site www.nu.nl