Queen's Day Attack on Dutch Royal Family Driver Dies

World | May 1, 2009, Friday // 14:57| Views: | Comments: 8
Bulgaria: Queen's Day Attack on Dutch Royal Family Driver Dies Princess Maxima and Prince Willem Alexander look on in horror from an open bus after a car slammed into Dutch festival goers celebrating the Queens Day 30 April 2009, killing four and injuring 13, in what officials believe was an attack on the royal famil

The driver of the car which crashed into a crowd on Queen's Day in the Netherlands Thursday has died.

The man, who has been charged with attempting an attack on the Dutch Royal Family during the celebrations in the town of Apeldoorn, has died Friday morning because of his serious injuries in the crash, CNN reported citing Dutch police.

The man's name has not been released. The police have searched his house but have found no clues linked to the incident.

The unnamed driver killed four persons and wounded twelve others as he drove his car into the cheering crowd waiting to see Queen Beatrix and her family ride by in an open-top bus during the Netherlands' annual holiday.


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NellieotAmerica - 2 May 2009 // 22:28:41

OK, I was somewhat correct in assuming that it was a desperate suicide attempt.

BULERICAN - 2 May 2009 // 19:15:02

The dude was 38 years old,

he was fired from his job,

was about to be evicted from his home.

He blamed the Queen for it all. Nuff' said

If one were to read the stories provided by other news sources, all would be known.

Dirk - 2 May 2009 // 19:06:58

he confessed the attempt to the cops before he passed out

Bill - 2 May 2009 // 09:15:53


"If this is an attempt to kill a VIP its the dumbest attempt I have ever seen."

It's at least comparable with shooting the Pope in St. Peter's Square.

fishbrain - 2 May 2009 // 00:26:13

Could have been someone who had lost his brakes ;) If this is an attempt to kill a VIP its the dumbest attempt I have ever seen.

Dirk - 1 May 2009 // 20:24:46

There are already 7 dead in total and 10 heavily wounded in critical condition.

NellieotAmerica - 1 May 2009 // 17:26:33

Now we will never find out why he did it. Maybe it was a suicide attempt--he was counting on the police shooting him if he tried to attack the Queen's motorcade. Maybe he was some crazed drug user who was just too cowardly to kill himself. Who knows what his story is? He killed 5 innocent people and he can't be held accountable now.

Bill - 1 May 2009 // 16:39:39

Meaning no disrespect to anyone, dying could well be the best for him, instead of facing the responsibility for an assassination attempt against a reigning monarch.

So far as I can tell, the Duch people really love their Queen, and if the police didn't get him, they would.

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