It would have been close if Van Zijl had died horribly. When the young gardener drove home on Saturday evening at 5.55 pm after a day’s work, he had to swerve for a car on the Bommelsestraat in Ophemert.
“I was driving towards Opijnen when a van approached from the left,” he says shortly after the accident. ,,The driver probably didn’t see me and was already halfway on the road with his front wheels, ready to turn right. I had two choices at that point: either swerve or crash.”
It’s also fortunate that no one was sitting next to me. There is often someone driving along