The 'Keke challenge', also known as 'Kiki challenge' or 'In My Feelings Challenge' is "completely idiotic" and definitely punishable in the Netherlands, Public Prosecution spokesperson Ernst Koelman said to NOS. A video surfaced on social media showing a motorist getting out of his car on a road near Putten, running next to it and failing to get back in. The car crashed into a tree.
A bus accident on the E40 highway west of Ghent left 21 people injured during the early hours of Wednesday morning. At least six Dutch were on board. Two of them were seriously injured, as were two British passengers, the Belgian police said, NOS reports.
The Dutch bus driver sustained minor injuries, according to sector organization Koninklijk Nederlands Vervoer (KNV). He injured his ankle, has some abrasions and is in shock.
Tim Scholten, 19 from Noord-Brabant, passed away over the weekend after being hit by a car early on Friday morning. The accident happened on Sliema boulevard on Malta, AD reports.
At around 4:50 a.m. on Friday a motorist lost control of his car and drove onto the pavement on Sliema boulevard, where Tim was walking with three Dutch friends, two Brits and two Croatians. Tim was seriously hurt and had to be resuscitated by bystanders while emergency services responded.
The other three Dutch and the two Brits sustained minor injuries. The Croatian women were unharmed.
A collision between a passenger car and a truck on the N203 between Uitgeest and Castricum left three people dead and two injured on Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened around 6:00 p.m.
All five victims were in the passenger car, according to the police. The male driver and two female passengers were killed. Two male passengers were injured and taken to hospital. The severity of their injuries is unknown.
The truck driver, from Germany, escaped unharmed. He was taken to a police station for questioning.
A car crashed into a tree during a police chase in Foxwolde in Drenthe around 5:00 a.m. on Monday. The vehicle caught fire. Three people were injured, NU.nl reports.
The 23-year-old driver and a passenger were seriously injured. A third person sustained minor injuries.
Around 4:00 a.m. the police received a report that the car had been stolen. When officers spotted the car, they gave chase. The driver almost immediately collided with a tree, causing the car to catch fire.
Hundreds of oil covered swans were captured out of the water at Maassluis and taken to a bird shelter on Sunday, following an oil spill in the Derde Petroleum port in Rotterdam on Saturday. Around 15 animal ambulances and several boats from the fire brigade helped to capture the animals. There is great concern that several swans will not survive, RTL Nieuws reports.
A car crashed into a snack bar on Kruidenhof in Diemen during a police chase on Wednesday evening. The car came to a halt inside the store. Three people were injured, the police said on Twitter.
One of the injured is the 26-year-old driver of the car, the police said to AT5. He was arrested. The other two injured were inside the snack bar when the car crashed into it. They were treated by paramedics at the scene and did not have to go to hospital.
Police arrested the suspected driver in a fatal crash that left one person dead and three others in critical condition early Monday morning. The arrest was announced at about 11:15 a.m., a little over seven hours after the hit-and-run incident.
Authorities did not reveal whether or not it was an accident.
A press conference was scheduled for noon at the Landgraaf city hall. The crash happened on Mensheggerweg in the Limburg town, close to the Pinkpop music festival’s Campground B.
One person was killed and at least three others were hurt after a multi-person vehicle crashed into several pedestrians near the Pinkpop music festival site early Monday morning. The incident happened at about 4 a.m. on the Mensheggerweg in Landgraaf, Limburg, police said in a statement. The crash site is near Pinkpop's "B" camping location.
A 19-year-old woman from Hilversum passed away after being critically injured in a parachuting accident in Teuge on Saturday, the Nationaal Paracentrum Teuge said on Monday, Hart van Nederland reports.
Exactly how the accident happened is unclear. According to the parachuting center, the woman's parachute opened correctly, but something went wrong in the landing.
A 3-year-old boy was injured after falling from the window of a third floor apartment on Loosduinsekade in The Hague on Tuesday afternoon. The child was rushed to the Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam under police escort, AD reports.
A trauma helicopter landed at the scene to provide first aid.
How the child fell is not yet clear. The police believe it was an accident, a spokesperson said to the newspaper.
The boy's current condition is unknown.
A sport plane crashed in the vicinity of Breda airport on Thursday morning. The pilot, the only person in the plane, was killed, the police report.
The plane crashed around 11:00 a.m. in a meadow next to the A58, near the small airport in Bosschenhoofd, according to RTL Nieuws. The aircraft went up in flames after the crash.
How the accident happened is not yet clear. The police and Dutch Safety Board are investigating.
Monster truck driver Mario D. was given an unconditional prison sentence of 15 months on appeal on Wednesday for causing an accident with his monster truck in which three people were killed and 23 were injured. D. is also banned from practicing his profession - a professional stuntman - for five years, NU.nl reports.
Two people were killed when a small sports plane crashed in a polder in Krimpenerwaard on Tuesday morning. The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. southwest of the town Stolwijk, near Gouda, NOS reports.
The plane involved is a Cessna with registration code PH-SBM, according to the broadcaster. It took off from Rotterdam The Hague Airport around 15 minutes before the crash. The two victims were the only people in the plane.
Eyewitnesses told NOS that the plane got into trouble when making a loop.
Amsterdam transport company GVB decided to replace the shipping levers on all its ferries that sail across the IJ. The company hopes that this will help prevent accidents when the ferries dock, AT5 reports.
The shipping lever of the ferry is used to sail forwards or backwards. These will be replaced "as soon as possible", Alexandra van Huffelen, director of GVB, said to the broadcaster. "A technician has already started."
A road rage incident following an accident got completely out of hand in Oss on Saturday night. Two people were taken to hospital with stab wounds in their legs, and seven people were arrested, AD reports.
Around 9:00 p.m. on Willibrordusweg, a car crashed into the fence and hedge of a home. The residents were not home at the time.
A container ship crashed into a railway bridge in Gouda on Sunday. The accident halted train traffic between Gouda and Boskoop on Sunday, and fewer trains will run on this route on Monday, NS reports. The rail company hopes that train traffic will return to normal by 6:30 p.m.
The bridge shifted on its foundation due to the accident, and the safety net is visibly torn. "The bridge is damaged to such an extent that specialized technicians have to take measurements", ProRail said on Sunday.
A car lost its back wheels after driving over a bump in Breda on Thursday morning. This happened in the curve towards Fellenoordstraat, Omroep Brabant reports.
With great difficulty, the driver managed to park the car in a disabled parking spot, with the car's bumper on the street behind it and the axle with the back wheels beside it.
A 16-year-old cyclist was seriously injured after being hit by a car on the A27 highway near Bavel during the early hours of Friday morning. The boy was rushed to hospital in critical condition, the police said to NOS.
The boy was cycling on the emergency lane near Bavel in the direction of Antwerp. He ended up on the road and was hit by a French car. The boy is from Molenschot.
The road was closed for investigation after the accident.
A motorist crashed into an agricultural vehicle on Goudbergesewg in Strijbeek early on Thursday morning. The injured driver, a 78-year-old man, got out of his car and went wandering into the woods, the police said in a statement.
The accident happened around 00:30 a.m. Because the man was injured, several police units were deployed to look for him. A police helicopter also helped in the search.
The man was eventually found around 7:30 a.m. in a forest plot on the border between the Netherlands and Belgium. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.
Five people were injured in a serious accident involving three cars on the N209 near the Zuid-Holland town of Bergschenhoek on Tuesday evening. Two of the victims are seriously injured. All victims were taken to hospital, the police said on Twitter.
The two seriously hurt people were in a car carrying a 44-year-old woman and her two sons aged 10 and 14, RTL Nieuws reports. The mother and one son were seriously hurt. They're a family from Bergschenhoek.
The accident caused quite a bit of damage on the road. The N209 was closed in both directions for hours.
A pedestrian was hit by a truck on the corner of Van Hogendorpstraat and Groen van Prinstererstraat in Amsterdam's Staatsliedenbuurt on Wednesday morning. The pedestrian - an elderly woman according to a witness - was seriously injured, AT5 reports.
The accident happened around 8:30 a.m., Het Parool reports. According to the police, the victim was immediately rushed to hospital. Her current condition is unknown.
The police are investigating what happened. It is possible that the truck driver did not see her.
Two people were seriously injured when two boats crashed into each other on De Brekken, a lake near the Friesland town of Lemmer, the police said on Twitter.
The accident happened around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night. The two injured people were sailing on a dinghy. They collided with another vessel.
A 20-year-old man fro Lemmer was arrested. The police did not say how he was involved in the accident. According to the Telegraaf, he was steering the other vessel.
Thirteen people were injured when a ferry across the IJ river crashed into De Ruijterkade near Amsterdam Central Station on Sunday afternoon. The police are investigating what happened.
One person was taken to hospital with a broken wrist, Het Parool reports. A pregnant woman was also taken to hospital for examination. Everyone else sustained only minor injuries.