Taxi crashes into Zaandam gas station; three hurt

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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 taxi crashed into a gas station in Zaandam on Sunday afternoon. A total of three people were injured, two people who were pumping gas and the taxi driver. According to the police, the taxi driver lost control of his vehicle for still unknown reasons.

The accident happened at a Texaco gas station on Julianaweg, which runs parallel to the A8 towards Amsterdam, according to AD. The three victims were taken to hospital, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper. He could not say anything about their condition.

Emergency services responded to the scene en masse. An air ambulance was also deployed to the scene, but it is not clear whether any of the victims were taken to hospital by helicopter. 

The police are investigating the cause of the accident. 

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