The 23-year-old driver of the driver who dropped a train at Dalfsen last year was sentenced to a 100-hour task force by the court in Zwolle on Tuesday. Due to the accident, the 49-year-old engineer died and injured two passengers.
The man thought about four minutes in the hour to get the Ommen-Dalfsen railway line with the slow-moving platform. However, he drove over the track if there were no four but eight trains per hour. So he had no quarter, but five minutes and ten seconds.
The train clashed 131 km per hour on the platform and derailed.
The judges accused the 23-year-old driver of the truck that he acted negligently by consulting the timetable in advance. “He took the irresponsible gamble that he could cross with his crawler without causing a collision with a train.”