Road worker killed by lorry, major traffic chaos on A12

A serious accident on the A12 motorway at Woerden has cost one road worker his life and brought chaos to the roads around Rotterdam and The Hague.

The man was killed and a second man seriously injured when a lorry ploughed into a roadwork crew. The truck driver was also injured and was taken to hospital. He is regarded as a suspect, police said.

The A12 has been closed for several hours between Rotterdam and The Hague, leading to major jams. Drivers were advised to detour via Utrecht – adding up to an hour to their journey – or stay home until the road is re-opened.

Jams also built up on the A27 and A15.

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