Woman run over at Amsterdam pedestrian crossing

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Paramedics and a police officer at the scene of an incident (Stock photo: Politie). (Paramedics and a police officer at the scene of an incident (Stock photo: Politie))

A 23-year-old woman is in critical condition in an Amsterdam hospital after she was run over by a car while crossing the street at a pedestrian crossing on Spaklerweg on Thursday, the police said in a statement

According to the police, the 66-year-old driver of the car was arrested. He was taken to a police station for questioning and a breathalyzer test. No alcohol was found in his system and he was released. 

The police initially said that the victim died, but later called it a "mistake in communication". The woman is in hospital with critical injuries. 

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