I'm Olga. On the 13th of March 2012, our cheerful, bright, happy and beloved daughter/sister, Eline, was abruptly taken from us at the age of only eleven. She was one of the victims of the Sierre bus crash, in Switzerland.
On the way back from a school organized ski-trip, the bus driver maneuvered the coach at top speed into a perpendicular tunnel wall, killing twenty-seven passengers and himself. Another twenty-two children were wounded, of which the majority severely, leaving some physically handicapped for life.
Blood tests revealed that the driver had been taking the anti-depressant drug, Seroxat. Further investigation showed that he had been on this drug for over 2 years and that his prescribed dosage was reduced by 50% just a couple of weeks before the event. According to a statement, he did not take his medication on the day of the crash.
An independent forensic report commissioned by the parents concluded that it was a deliberate suicide caused by withdrawal from Seroxat.
The story of the Sierre bush crash along with exclusive interviews with forensic experts who investigated the crash are featured in the book: The Pill That Steals Lives.