Emergency services helped deliver a healthy baby boy along the A2 highway near Born in Limburg on Sunday afternoon. "The little man will not be aware of it himself yet, but he turned a gray rainy day into a beautiful day for all the centralists and emergency workers involved", the Limburg police said on Facebook.
The police arrested two people early on Friday morning in connection with a strange incident in Amsterdam a night before. A man with a bullet wound was dropped off at an Amsterdam hospital by an Audi A3 with French license plates, which then quickly left the scene.
Three people were killed in an accident on the A2 highway between Bruekelen and Vinkeveen on Thursday afternoon. The victims are a 38-year-old man from Vianen, and a man and woman from Bergen aan Zee, both aged 53, the police confirmed. A fourth victim was taken to hospital.
The accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Three cars were involved in the collision, two of which were completely destroyed, according to newspaper AD. The police believe that one of the cars ended up on the wrong side of the highway, crashing into oncoming traffic.
A group of around 30 people jumped out of a truck on the A2 highway near Gronsveld in Limburg on Thursday morning. They then fled on foot into the Maastricht neighborhoods, the police said.
The people jumped out of the truck at around 8:45 a.m. The group consists of adults and children, a police spokesperson said to NU.nl. A number of them are barefoot. At this stage the police assume the people are undocumented migrants, according to the newspaper. "In any case, they don't seem to come from the Netherlands", the police spokesperson said.
A tourist was hit by a car on an exit from the A2 in Amsterdam on Tuesday night. The 21-year-old woman was taken to hospital. She was under the influence, NOS reports.
How seriously the tourist was injured is not known, but she was conscious and able to speak to emergency workers, according to the broadcaster. The exit at the Amstel junction was closed for a time for investigation.
The driver of a delivery van threw around 7 kilograms of heroin out of his vehicle's window while driving on the A2 in Limburg early on Wednesday morning. The police saw the man throwing the package out of the car and arrested him, 1Limburg reports.
The police pulled the van over near Maasbracht. While inspecting the car, officers also found a block of hash.
The heroin has a street value of between 20 and 40 euros per gram. The man therefore threw between 140 thousand and 280 thousand euros of drugs out of the car.
Two police officers were seriously injured in an accident on the A2 highway between Waardenburg and Zaltbommel on Monday night. The accident happened while the police were helping a motorist with car troubles, De Gelderlander reports.
The police responded to a report of people pushing a car on the highway around 10:00 p.m. Two lanes were closed and the police parked their car across the lanes to block them. The broken car was loaded onto a tow truck and taken away.
The police fired multiple shots during a manhunt for three suspects of a burglary on Thorbeckestraat in Zaltbommel on Sunday. Two suspects were arrested, one of which was hit by police bullets in the leg, Omroep Gelderland reports.
A 30-year-old man from Breda was arrested in Amsterdam on Tuesday after the police discovered 473 kilograms of cocaine in his delivery van. The drugs were found in a hidden compartment in the van. According to the police, the street value of the drugs is around 19 million euros.
The police confiscated 50 kilograms of chocolate from a foreign car on the A2 highway near Geleen on Saturday. The three people in the car were arrested, the police said on Twitter.
The chocolate was packed into cooler-bags. The three people in the car could not give the police a believable explanation of where the chocolate came from or where they were going with it.
Two teenage boys from Amsterdam were arrested shortly after a shooting in Eindhoven during the early hours of Monday morning. The shooting happened on Shakespearelaan around 3:00 a.m., Het Parool reports.
Multiple shots were fired at a home on Shakespearelaan. No one was injured, the residents were not home at the time But considerable damage was done to the home's windows and facade, according to the newspaper.
Four traffic accidents in Noord-Brabant and Gelderland claimed a total of six lives over the past 24 hours.
Morning rush hour was particularly chaotic in Limburg on Monday, with snow causing numerous traffic problems. A 2 centimeter layer of snow caused traffic jams on the highways and inland roads in the province south of Sittard, according to traffic services ANWB and VID, NU.nl reports.
Last year over a million fines were issued to drivers speeding on the A2 and A12 highways between Amsterdam and Utrecht, according to an overview from the Ministry of Justice and Security, NOS reports.
Motorists were 'flashed' on the A2 between Amsterdam and Utrecht 650 thousand times, and on the A12 near Utrecht over 413 thousand times. Third place for most speeding tickets went to the A4 at Leidschendam, where speeding cameras caught motorists driving too fast 250 thousand times.
A 43-year-old man from Nieuwegein was killed when perpetrators opened fire on his car on Apolloburg in Nieuwegein on Tuesday morning. This murder is connected to an assassination on the same street in 2013, 'well established sources' told AD.
One person was killed in a shooting in Nieuwegein on Tuesday morning, the police confirmed according to the Telegraaf. An unknown number of perpetrators opened fire on a car on the Apolloburg around 8:00 a.m. Five shots were fired, riddling the car's windshield with bullets, according to the newspaper.
A trauma helicopter responded to the scene. First responders tried to help the victim, but it was to no avail. The victim died at the scene. So far nothing is known about the victim's identity.
A police officer fired a warning shot in Nieuwegein on Monday evening while arresting a half-naked, aggressive man with a knife, the Utrecht police said on Twitter.
Witnesses reported to the police seeing the man walking around on Nedereindseweg, which runs parallel to the A2 highway, NOS reports. The man had no shirt on and was walking with knife in hand.
When police officers arrived at the scene, the man turned on them and tried to attack. The cops were able to overpower him using a warning shot, pepper spray and the police dog.
A 25-year-old motorist from Woudneberg was caught driving 246 kilometers per hour on the A2 highway near Liempde on Thursday night. The police revoked his license, AD reports.
The police caught the man driving at about double the 130 km/h speed limit around 10:00 p.m. After a short chase, they managed to pull him over in Liempde.
The officers took his license and his keys, because he is not allowed to drive any further. He will have to redo his driving test to get his license back, according to the newspaper.
The A2 highway is closed in both directions between Nieuwegein and IJsselstein due to the discovery of a "suspicious object" on the highway near Nieuwegein on Wednesday. The police and an explosive expert are at the scene to investigate, the police said on Twitter.
The object was found at the Hooglands Jaagpad, next to the Hollandsche IJssel. The nature of the object is still unclear, though according to AD, it is being described as an "explosive-like object".
The opening of the Willem-Alexander tunnel on the A2 underneath Maastricht was marred by a photo of the bus driver using his smartphone while making the first official trip through the tunnel, transporting a number of dignitaries including Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen. The driver and bus company apologized, the Telegraaf reports.
The new Koning Willem-Alexander Tunnel on the A2 under Maastricht officially opened to traffic on Friday morning. And while there is a traffic jam on the A2 from Eindhoven to Maastricht, it is unrelated to the tunnel, according to the ANWB. Motorists should take 20 minutes of extra travel time into account because of this traffic jam.
The Koning Willem-Alexander tunnel under Maastricht is opening to traffic tonight. The intention is that this 2.4 kilometer long tunnel will put an end to an era of long traffic jams on the A2 highway in the city, NOS reports.
According to Rijkswaterstaat, the tunnel will take about 80 percent of the traffic currently traveling along Maastricht, and will therefore make a significant improvement to the rush hour situation on the A2.
An accident involving four cars brought traffic to a near standstill in Utrecht on Thursday morning. The accident happened just outside the Leidsche Rijn tunnel towards Amsterdam. Only one lane in the tunnel is currently open, according to traffic information service VID.
Neil van der L. was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday for causing a fatal accident on the A2 near Maarssen late last year. His driver's license was also suspended. His driver's license was also suspended for four years