Germany: Honor violence on the roads


A 21-year old German-Turkish woman who caused a fatal accident between Emmerich and Kleve in which two Dutch motorcyclists were killed had been chased by her brother.

According to German newspaper Rheinische Post the young Turkish driver from Kleve wanted to break with her family. Her brother started chasing her when she left home for Hamburg. Both cars chased each other at speeds about 140 km/h over the provincial road between Emmerich and Kleve, where the speed limit is 70 km/h. The chase came to dangerous overtaking maneuvers.

At the moment that the woman passed a car, her car was hit by that of her brother and she lost control of the wheel. The two Dutch motorcyclists, from Humen and Wijchen (54 and 44 years old), who were going in the opposite direction, couldn't avoid the lurching car. They died on the spot. A third Dutch motorcyclist was unhurt but came to the hospital in serious shock.

The 21 year old woman was injured and brought to the hospital with a permanent police watch. According to Rheinische Post she had meanwhile left for an unknown destination. Her brother was questioned by the police and then freed.

Source: Parool (Dutch)