Story By: Koen Berghuis, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A speeding BMW driver who crashed into an oncoming car killing a mum and her two children as well as two people in his car has given his critics the middle finger in a controversial picture from hospital.
The accident took place in Stolberg, a small town near the city of Aachen in the Western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia when 20-year-old motorist Marvin H. was allegedly speeding in his BMW with three passengers seated in his car.
Picture Credits: CEN
The suspect was reportedly driving at speeds of up to 160kph (99mph) on a road where only 70kph (43mph) is allowed.
According to local media, the German driver suddenly manoeuvred his car onto the other side of the road after spotting a speed camera.
However, he failed to notice an oncoming car driven by 44-year-old mother Anja Z., who had just picked up her children Kevin, 17, and Gina, 16, from a local disco.
Marvin H. reportedly slammed his BMW straight into Anja’s Opel Astra.
A picture taken by an eyewitness shows a fire coming from the Opel Astra, which burst into flames with Anja and her children still inside. All three died on the spot, according to reports.
A 21-year-old woman in the passenger seat next to Marvin died on the spot, while a 22-year-old man in the back seat succumbed to his injuries two days later.
Only Marvin and a fourth person in his car, a 20-year-old woman, survived the crash.
The police are currently investigating whether the suspect was racing with other cars prior to the crash.
He is currently under police investigation for alleged culpable homicide, however he has so far refused to talk about the accident.
Marvin H. is said to have sent friends on the messaging app WhatsApp this picture. While coldly staring at the camera, he shows his middle finger.
Marvin H., who has suffered minor haematoma but is otherwise in physically fine shape, is seen eating a sandwich in his hospital bed.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.