The police per chance found over 114 kilograms of MDMA crystals while checking a car in the parking lot at Wouwse Tol on the A58 on Monday afternoon. The driver, a 56-year-old man from Berghem, was arrested, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
The oak tree on the central divider of the A58 highway in Noord-Brabant was elected the Tree of the Year. A total of 2,834 people voted for the Troeteleik, as the tree is affectionately known. The so-called Troostboom on estate TerWorm in Heerlen came in second place with 1,858 votes, NU.nl reports.
The election was organized by SBNL Natuurfonds. The oak will now compete for the title of European Tree of the Year.
The police fined around 25 people for photographing or filming the aftermath of a fatal accident on the A58 highway near Bavel on Saturday. The fines were issued based on license plate numbers. Drivers who had their phones in their hands near the accident can expect a fine, De Gelderlander reports.
Shots were fired on Wielewaal in Etten-Leur around 11:50 p.m. on Monday. Two suspects, a Dutch man and a Belgian, were later arrested on the A58 near Bergen op Zoom, BN DeStem reports.
No one was injured in the shooting. The suspects are a 20-year-old man from Antwerp and an 18-year-old from Bergen op Zoom.
The police found the suspects on the A58 near Bergen op Zoom. As they were believed to be armed and dangerous, the police arrested them at gunpoint as a precaution. A police dog was also deployed.
One person was killed and another seriously hurt in an accident on the A58 highway near Moergestel on Monday morning. The highway towards Tilburg is closed.
The accident may have been caused by stones on the road, ANP reports. The police are investigating whether the stones fell from a vehicle or were deliberately placed on the road, AD reports.
The highway is closed between junction Batadorp and Moergestel, ANWB reports.
Motorists trapped on the highway due to the road closures were led away by the police around 6:45 a.m.
The roof of a gas station on the A58 highway in Zeeland collapsed for unknown reasons during the early hours of Monday morning, ANP reports.
The roof broke in the middle and collapsed to the ground in the shape of a V. No one was hurt. The Total gas station is located near 's-Heer Arendskerke, between Goes and Middelburg.
The gas station was closed at the time of the collapse. The fire department investigated and concluded that the roof collapse did not cause any immediate risks for the surrounding area, according to the news wire.
A 10-month-old baby was flung out of her mother's car and onto the road in an accident on the A58 highway on Tuesday afternoon. A trucker blocked the highway to protect the girl from oncoming traffic. Both baby and her 29-year-old mother survived the accident, though the extent of their injuries is unknown.
The 29-year-old woman from Tilburg hit the guard rail for unknown reasons and the car rolled, NOS reports. The baby was flung out of the car, car seat and all.
The A58 highway is closed near Tilburg in the direction of Breda on Friday morning due to an accident involving several cars. Traffic information service ANWB reports that people were injured, though how many people and the extent of their injuries are unclear. Emergency services are on site.
Eight people were injured when a truck crashed into a traffic jam on the A58 between Breda and Eindhoven on Monday morning. The accident happened near Moergestel.
The A58 from Breda to Eindhoven was closed down completely near Moergestel on Monday morning after a truck crashed into a traffic jam at around 8:30 a.m. According to the police, several vehicles were involved in the accident.
From Friday, February 5th, 19 routes will have a speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour, including parts of the A1, A27, A28 and A58. In May motorists will be allowed to drive 130 kilometers per hour during the evening on the entire A2 route between Amsterdam and Utrecht.
A 15 year old boy and two friends led the police on a merry chase, spanning dozens of kilometers and reaching speeds of more than 200 km/h, between Bergen op Zoom and Zevenbergen during the early hours of Thursday morning.
Motorists may soon be able to drive faster on more highways. The speed limit will be increased to 130 kilometers per hour on 19 routes early next year.
The police arrested and suspended the licence of a 66 year old man from Eindhoven for aggressive driving.
The Belgian police have arrested three suspects in connection with the ING ATM bombing in the Moerwijk shopping center in Breda Monday morning and the subsequent shootout with police in Belgium. According to the police, a great deal of damage was done to the building where the cash machine was located, but the perpetrators did not make off with any money.
A road rage incident between two drivers led to a traffic accident on the A-58 highway in Etten-Leur. Five people were taken to the hospital in ambulances for medical examination.
The police arrested two men on Madenstreet in Roosendaal early on Monday morning after a 20 kilometer car chase.
In 2013 traffic jams on Dutch highways cost businesses between 613 and 797 million euro.
The A58 highway in Zeeland has been re-opened again after yesterday's chain of crashes that killed two and injured 28, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Two people were killed and a still unknown number injured after the foggy weather in Zeeland caused various crashes in a chain of accidents. An estimated 100 to 150 cars were involved. The province of Brabant has sent around 20 ambulances to the site, and the A58 between Goes and Middelburg has been closed, Omroep Brabant reports.
Two groups of people had an argument in a bar on the Vijverstraat in Sint Willebrord, after which some were involved in a series of crashes on the A58 near Breda resulting in two arrests.
A car crashed on the side of the road on the A16 near Princeville in Breda, but it wasn't until hours later before anyone noticed. The car and the dead driver were eventually noticed by a passer-by, who alerted the police.