The man who drove into a group of youths in Deventer last night probably did so under the influence of drugs; he tested positive in a blood test, says the police. The suspect is a 23-year-old Romanian who was arrested shortly after the incident.
The police received a report of a collision at an industrial estate along the A1 motorway around 9:00 pm. Several people had been injured.
Agents saw damaged scooters on the ground and two damaged cars. In one of the cars was a woman with neck pain. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. So was a woman with a knee injury. Other young people could be helped by ambulance staff.
According to witnesses, the suspect hit the youngsters at high speed.