Monster Truck Crash Kills Three And Injures 15
The driver then appears to lose control and the truck knocks down a guard rail and careers into a crowd of spectators.
Haaksbergen mayor Hans Gerritsen said a child was among the three people killed.
Another 15 people were injured.
An eyewitness said the truck veered into at least five rows of people, with children standing at the front and adults towards the back.
“He (the driver) wanted to jump over the cars, and I could see it did not go well.
“And then it went silent. Really silent. People ran away.
“This surprised me the most – there are always people who want to help out, but most people ran away, as in ‘I don’t want to see this’.”
Emergency teams treated some of the wounded at the scene, while hospitals in the area reportedly called in extra staff to treat those more seriously hurt.
According to national newspaper De Telegraaf, the truck was powered by a 1500-horsepower engine.
One of the show’s organisers, Geerlof Kanis, told local broadcaster RTV Oost that safety fences were set up at the event kept onlookers at a sufficient distance from the vehicle.
He said it was possible the truck’s gas pedal got stuck or its brakes failed.