The body of the fourteen-year-old girl Tamar, who was killed by a car in July last year along a provincial road in North Holland, was dragged to the roadside shortly afterwards. An accident expert has established this, lawyer for the relatives Sébas Diekstra reported on Sunday on Twitter. The German man who hit Tamar escaped prosecution because, according to justice, there was no evidence that he had driven recklessly.
Traces on Tamar’s body would now indicate that she was moved after the collision, which killed her instantly. “You can clearly see that the victim has first been pushed forward and then there is a corner,” says the expert hired by the lawyer, Willem Baan Hofman, according to ANP news agency. “We are analyzing hundreds of accidents and that corner could not have come as a result of a collision or an accident.”
According to ANP, forensic pathologist Frank van de Goot also does not rule out the possibility that someone has placed Tamar’s body on the roadside. The Public Prosecution Service has previously examined whether Tamar may have been towed, but found no DNA of the driver and co-driver of the car she was hit with on her body.
Article 12 procedure
Diekstra does not yet know whether he will now take steps on behalf of the next of kin, such as an attempt to force the Public Prosecution Service via an Article 12 procedure to still prosecute the driver. “At this time, other experts are still investigating the matter. We await their findings,” he wrote.
Tamar was hit in the middle of the night on the provincial road towards Marken, where she lived. She had run away from home after an argument about her bedtime. The 28-year-old driver of the car, a gray Mazda, was fined 1,500 euros for looking at his phone at the time of the collision. He stated that he felt the steering wheel vibrate, but thought it was because of a hole in the road.