Woman killed by fallen tree in Haarlem during Storm Poly

A 51-year-old woman was killed today Wednesday 7 July 2023 in Haarlem as a result of storm Poly. A falling tree landed on the car she was in.

The woman was killed on Marnix Street. The victim was in the passenger seat. The driver of the car was not injured.

Ambulance workers and bystanders tried to resuscitate the woman, but help was to no avail. She died of her injuries at the scene, a spokesman for the North Holland police informed.

No further details about the woman’s identity were disclosed.

It is the first fatality from storm Poly, the heaviest summer storm ever recorded.

Police in North Holland are “extremely busy” because of the many reports of fallen trees and storm damage.