accident

Railroad_Crossing_in_Ybor
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 (Source: Wikimedia/Brian Turner)
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. 

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
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. 

German police badge
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.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
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.

Ambulance
Sep 26 '17 14:10

A skipper and a sailor were injured in a collision between a freight ship and a ferry on Boven-Merwede near Gorinchem on Tuesday morning. Both victims were taken to hospital, NOS reports.

The freighter sailor's injuries seem to be minor. The condition of the ferry's skipper is unknown. There were no passengers on the ferry at the time of the crash.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Sep 25 '17 09:17

Four people were injured in two separate accidents that happened during police chases on Sunday. 

Dutch police sign
Sep 25 '17 08:52

Three Dutch people were killed in a serious accident with a wrong-way driver on the A67 near Rüsselsheim, Germany on Saturday night. The victims are a family from Sittard, the Limburg police confirmed to newspaper AD.

E-bike
Sep 21 '17 11:30

The number of fatal traffic accidents involving e-bikes is increasing, especially among older people. Since 2014 a total of 79 people in the Netherlands died in an e-bike accident, 87 percent of them older than 60 years, according to police figures in possession of newspaper AD.

Dutch police sign
Sep 19 '17 13:10

Twoin Giethoorn on Monday, were identified as two Polish seasonal workers. Their car crashed into the canal last week, and they had been missing since, AD reports.

The victims are two men, aged 24 and 44 years. After the accident, divers searched the car and canal, but could not find the victims. Investigation confirmed that the two Polish men were the occupants of the car. 

Crime scene
Sep 18 '17 12:40

Two bodies were found in the water of the Thijssengracht in the Overijssel village of Giethoorn on Monday morning. The police are investigating.

The area is closed down to the public and there are police and firefighters on site, according to RTL Nieuws. The police are trying to identify the victims.

The police are investigating whether there is a connection between the two bodies found and an accident in the village last week. A car crashed into the canal, and the occupants of the car has been missing since. 

Burner on a hot air balloon
Sep 8 '17 14:50

Four people were injured when a hot air balloon carrying eight people made a crash landing near Zeijerveld around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday. No one sustained serious injuries, according to Dagblad van het Noorden.

The hot air balloon got into trouble due to the bad weather, according to the broadcaster. The 53-year-old operator tried to do an emergency landing several times, but was blown into the air by the strong wind. At one point the balloon crashed into a tree.

The balloon was seized by the police and the aviation police are investigating the accident. 

Bus crashes into a viaduct over a bike path at Osseveld station in Apeldoorn, 7 Sept 2017
Sep 8 '17 07:36

Seven people were injured when a bus driving on a bicycle path and crashed into a viaduct over a bicycle tunnel in Apeldoorn on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

A spokesperson for the police told the newspaper that one person was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital in a trauma helicopter. Another was taken to hospital by ambulance. According to Metro, this was the bus driver. The other five injured were treated by paramedics on site and sent home. 

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