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Mar 19 '18 18:52

Five people were killed and five people were hurt when a passenger van collided with a truck. At least four of those killed were in the van. The driver of the truck and multiple people from the van were initially reported injured. The truck driver was trapped in his vehicle after the accident, police said.

The accident happened just after 4:20 p.m. on Monday along the N270 just east of Helmond, Noord-Brabant. Within minutes two different helicopter ambulances were dispatched to the scene, along with several paramedic teams and firefighters.

Two Dutch were killed in a head on collision on the Great Northern Highway in Australia, 14 March 2018
Mar 16 '18 14:20

Two Dutch people were killed in a head on collision in Australia on Wednesday. The driver of the other car, a 20-year-old Australian, sustained minor injuries, NU.nl reports.

According to Eindhovens Dagblad, the Dutch victims are a couple from Deurne in Noord-Brabant.

car accident
Mar 15 '18 18:00

Dutch insurers want a 'black box' installed in each car. According to the Dutch association of insurers VNV, such a event data recorder (EDR) will not only make handling damage claims and finding the guilty party of an accident easier, but will also help prevent insurance fraud and increase traffic safety, NOS reports.

"A data recorder will provide us with a lot of information about road safety, where things go wrong, how things go wrong. We can also use this data to make the Netherlands more traffic safe", the insurers said according to the broadcaster.

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Mar 15 '18 10:40

A train crashed into a car in the Drenthe town of Echten on Thursday morning. The motorist was killed in the accident. No one in the train was injured, the Drenthe police said on Twitter.

The accident happened on Velingweg around 8:45 a.m., according to NU.nl.

The police are investigating exactly what happened.

ProRail is also investigating the current situation on the track. Train traffic is halted between Meppel and Hoogeveen until at least 12:15 p.m., according to NS. 

A truck crashed into a viaduct on the A28 at Leusden, 13 March 2018
Mar 13 '18 11:40

A truck crashed into a pillar of a viaduct on te A28 at Leusden-Zuid on Tuesday morning. The highway from Utrecht to Amersfoort is closed, the traffic information services report on twitter. 

The accident happened around 10:00 a.m. The truck driver is trapped in the truck, according to the police. The fire department is at the scene, and placed screens around the scene of the accident. A trauma helicopter is also at the scene, AD reports.

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Mar 13 '18 11:10

An accident involving a public bus and a cyclist in Breda on Tuesday morning left the cyclist seriously injured. The victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance. A bus passenger sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene, Omroep Brabant reports.

The accident happened at the crossing of Ettensebaan and Zuilenstraat. The bus is still standing on the bus lane, but traffic can pass it. The police are investigating.

Rijkswaterstaat trucks working to clear snowy roads
Feb 26 '18 11:10

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.

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Feb 19 '18 08:23

A 23-year-old man was found dead in the Dommel river in Eindhoven on Sunday morning. Family members identified him as Nixon Kareth from Boekel to Eindhovens Dagblad. He is the second person to be found dead in the Dommel in less than a week.

Kareth went out with some friends in Eindhoven on Saturday night. At one point he and a friend went outside on Stratumseind and lost sight of each other, according to the newspaper. Around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, a passerby saw a man lying in the water near the Van Abbemuseum and told Kareth's friend about it.

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Feb 6 '18 07:10

An intercity train crashed into a car on the crossing on Eperweg in Nunspeet on Monday night. The motorist was killed.

The accident happened around 8:40 p.m., according to Omroep Gelderland. As far as is known, the train driver and passengers were unharmed. Another train was deployed to transport the passengers on the rest of their journey. 

The police are investigating how the accident happened. So far nothing is known about the identity of the motorist. 

Gavel
Jan 30 '18 16:40

A diabetic man who on June 10th last year, will not be prosecuted, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday. "Extensive investigation by the police showed that there was no intent in play but that the motorist - a diabetic patient - had become ill due to a low blood sugar level", the Prosecutor said.

Ambulance
Jan 30 '18 07:50

Two soldiers were injured in an accident at Volkel airbase on Monday evening. One was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. There was a collision and the soldiers ended up in a ditch with their off-road vehicle, a spokesperson for the Koninklijke Marechaussee said to newspaper AD.

Several ambulances and a trauma helicopter responded to the airbase. The seriously injured soldier was rushed to hospital. The Marechaussee spokesperson could not tell AD whether he is in mortal danger. The other soldier sustained only minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

A train crashed into a car on the Keizerdijk crossing on the outskirts of Rijssen. The motorist was killed, 22 Jan 2018
Jan 22 '18 15:20

A train crashed into a car on a crossing between Holten and Rijssen on Monday morning. The person in the car was killed in the collision, a member of ProRail's incident team confirmed on Twitter.

The accident happened on the Keizerdijk crossing on the outskirts of Rijssen, the Telegraaf reports. Emergency services - ambulances, police, fire department, and ProRail's incident team - were at the scene within minutes. But it was quickly revealed that the motorist could not be saved. 

Amsterdam campaign against smartphone use on bicycles
Jan 19 '18 12:20

Amsterdam, working with transport company GVB and Vervoerregio Amsterdam, launched an information campaign to warn pedestrians and cyclists about the dangers involved in using their phones while in traffic. The campaign, called Superbelangrijk or Super Important in English, is specifically aimed at teens and young people who are most likely to use their phones while cycling or walking, according to the city. 

Ceiling of the Zeeburger tunnel on the A10 near Amsterdam collapsed after being hit by a truck, 3 Jan 2018
Jan 3 '18 12:25

Part of the ceiling of the Zeeburger tunnel, part of the A10 highway near Amsterdam, collapsed after a truck hit it on Wednesday morning. The tunnel is closed for traffic heading south, NOS reports.

Rijkswaterstaat initially closed the tunnel in both directions. But investigation revealed that the tunnel is safe in the outer ring, and that direction was reopened. 

The tunnel will remain closed to south bound traffic for the time being. The Rijkswaterstaat is working on cleaning up the debris and investigating the extent of the damage. 

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Dec 29 '17 15:32

Frozen ice on the road was the likely cause of a car skidding into a drainage canal in Wanneperveen, Overijssel on Friday. The alert mother who was behind the wheel quickly managed to rescue three kids from the vehicle as it took on more and more water.

She managed to escape out of the vehicle’s window, and then quickly pulled each child out of the vehicle one at a time, according to news outlet De Gelderlander. A family member arrived on scene after the 10 a.m. accident with warm clothing. 

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Dec 28 '17 07:46

A 23-year-old German police officer was killed and two other officers were seriously injured in an accident with a truck on the A61 highway near Viersen, just across the border from the Netherlands. The German police were parked along the highway, waiting for the truck after the Dutch police warned them about the truck's driving behavior, NOS reports.

Winter Circus Apeldoorn, December 2017
Dec 28 '17 07:25

A Winter Circus show in Apledoorn ended abruptly on Wednesday after two performers were injured during the 'Wheel of Death' act. One performer was taken to hospital by ambulance, the other to a doctor's office for treatment, AD reports.

The Wheel of Death is a large metal platform with a large wheel at either end, which is hoisted into the air by cables. Two performers do tricks in the wheels and across the platform.

The Swiss Chrystal
Dec 27 '17 07:58

Dozens of people were injured when their cruise ship crashed into a pillar of a bridge near Duisburg in Germany on Boxing Day. The accident happened on the Rhine. The ship was on its way to Arnhem in the Netherlands, the Gelderlander reports.

The exact number of injured passengers is unknown. The Telegraaf reports that 25 people were hurt. Other sources say 30. According to the Telegraaf, four people had to go to hospital with serious injuries. No one is in life threatening danger, according to the German police.

Ambulance
Dec 13 '17 08:21

A 5-year-old girl who was seriously injuredon Tuesday morning, passed away in hospital on Tuesday night, the police confirmed. Her 2-year-old brother was also killed in the accident.

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Dec 12 '17 16:20

A 2-year-old boy was killed and his 5-year-old sister was seriously injured in an accident on Sloeweg Noord in the Zeeland town of Ritthem on Tuesday morning. The boy died at the scene and the girl was rushed to hospital by trauma helicopter. Two adults were also injured, the Telegraaf reports.

car accident
Dec 7 '17 10:20

The number of traffic accidents in the Netherlands increased sharply last year, according to figures from the Traffic Risk Monitor by the Dutch association of insurers VNV. Last year Dutch insurers registered 905 thousand damage claims related to traffic accidents, an increase of 8 percent, NOS reports.

Sofie Kerklaan
Nov 16 '17 15:50

A 27-year-old woman who died on Djakartaterras in Amsterdam on Sunday morning, was killed in a fall, RTL Nieuws reports. The police are considering three scenarios - an accident, suicide or a crime. The victim is Sofie Kerklaan from Amsterdam, according to newspaper AD.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Oct 23 '17 13:20

A crane hit a railway bridge on Bosscheweg in Tilburg on Monday morning, causing train delays between Tilburg and Den Bosch throughout the day. The crane driver, a 35-year-old from Riel, injured his neck and was taken to hospital for examination, Eindhovens Dagblad reports. 

The collision damaged the bridge to such an extent that NS decided to close one of the two tracks running over the bridge. Trains can use the other track across the bridge, but only at a reduced speed of 60 kilometers per hour. 

A freighter stuck under a brand new bridge in Zuidhorn, Groningen, 17 Oct 2017
Oct 17 '17 14:00

A freighter got stuck under a brand new bridge in the Groningen town of Noordhorn on Tuesday morning. The bridge is only 43 days old. No one was injured, AD reports.

The cargo ship was too tall to pass underneath the bridge. It came halfway through before it got stuck. Initially it was thought that a fire broke out on the ship, but this turned out not to be the case. The freighter will be pulled free this afternoon. The extent of damage to the new bridge is not yet clear.

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