A military truck driver was arrested after he crashed his truck into a traffic jam on the A7 near Middenmeer on Monday afternoon. One person was killed and another was wounded in the accident, RTL Nieuws reports.
A freight train collided with a truck in northern Limburg on Tuesday morning. The accident happened at a railway crossing near Colombusweg, between Blerick and Sevenum. No one was injured. No train traffic will be possible between Eindhoven and Venlo for the rest of the day, ProRail expects, ANP reports.
A total of four people were killed in a number of serious traffic accidents in the Netherlands on Monday morning. Three people were killed along the A6 towards Muiden when their car ended up in the water. And a cyclist was killed in Breda when she was hit by a truck. A toddler in a trailer on the bicycle survived unharmed.
A 14-year-old boy from Helmond was killed when he was hit by a jet-ski on the Maas river near Well on Saturday afternoon. A 26-year-old man from Zaltbommel was arrested and was still in custody by Sunday evening, the police said in a statement.
The boy disappeared under water around 5:00 p.m. Bystanders report seeing the boy jumping from a boat and then being hit by a jet-ski.
A Dutch police officer is melting hearts on social media with a photo of him feeding a baby at an accident scene in Tilburg. No one was injured in the accident.
The officer and his colleagues responded to an accident on the N269 near Tilburg on Wednesday - a caravan broke loose and crashed into a tree. Nobody was injured, but the driver faced another problem. She had two hungry babies in the car, and they would be stuck at the scene for a while.
A glider crashed in Malden, Gelderland on Thursday morning. No one was injured. The cause of the accident is under investigation, the police said on Twitter.
The little plane came down in a forested area on Groesbeekseweg, according to the police. An instructor and student were in the plane when it crashed. They escaped with no major injuries.
The plane crashed in the immediate vicinity of the glider-field, so other traffic was not in danger, according to ANP.
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.
A man was killed when he fell through the roof of a recycling center Van den Noort in Dongen on Thursday morning. He was installing solar panels on the roof when the accident happened, Omroep Brabant reports.
"The man fell about 20 meters to the ground", a spokesperson for the Inspectorate for Social Affairs and Employment, formerly the Labor Inspectorate, said to the broadcaster. Emergency services rushed to the scene, but could not save the man's life.
What exactly happened is still unclear. The Inspectorate is investigating.
At least eight people were injured in a serious accident involving three trucks and one car on the A12 highway at the Oud-Dijk junction in Zevenaar on Tuesday morning. The A12 highway from the German border in the direction of Arnhem is closed while the scene is being cleaned up. Cleanup is expected to take until 1:00 p.m., the police said on Twitter.
A car crashed into the living room of a house on Rijnlaan in Helmond just after noon on King's Day, while the resident was sitting in the room. The resident escaped without serious injury, the driver was slightly wounded, AD reports.
A passenger train derailed after colliding with a truck in the Noord-Brabant town of Wouw on Friday morning, local safety office Veiligheidsregio Midden- en West-Brabant reports. As far as is known, no one was seriously injured. The train driver sustained slight injuries, but truck driver managed to get out of the vehicle before the train hit, a spokesperson for the safety office said to NU.nl.
A freight train collided with an excavator at a guarded railway crossing in Deurne around 6:00 a.m. on Monday morning. No one was injured, according to the fire department. But no train traffic will be possible between Helmond and Horst-Sevenum for at least the rest of the day, NS warns.
How the accident happened is still unclear, according to newspaper AD. It seems that the train dragged the excavator for several meters. The excavator driver managed to jump out in time to avoid serious injuries. A number of the overhead lines were damaged.
A man from Den Bosch crashed his car into a group of cyclists on Tuesday night in the Gelderland village of Hoenzadriel, north of Den Bosch. Two cyclists were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, Omroep Brabant reports.
The accident happened on a bend on an embankment in the village. The motorist and cyclists were coming from opposite directions and it is believed that the Den Bosch man did not see the people on bicycles.
A train crashed into a car at a guarded crossing on Ruinerweg in Echten on Friday morning. According to the police, the driver of the car managed to get out of his car under his own power. He is currently being checked over by paramedics, NU.nl reports.
No ambulances were called for train passengers, which seems to indicate that no one on the train was injured. The accident happened at a level crossing guarded by barriers.
Two people hit by cars on the Amsterdam Ring on Sunday night are both Polish and both 24-years-old. The woman died at the scene. The man underwent surgery in critical condition and is now conscious and able to talk to the police, AD reports.
Two people were run over by a car on the A10 towards Schiphol on Sunday night around midnight. A woman was killed and a man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, AD reports.
According to the newspaper, the woman and man were quarreling and got out of their car on the emergency lane between Amsterdam Oud-Zuid and De Nieuwe Meer. They ran over the highway and were hit by an oncoming car. What they were fighting about is unclear. It is believed that the two were husband and wife, though this has not yet been confirmed.
A high speed police chase on the A4 and A13 that reached speeds over 200 kilometers per hour, ended in Delft with the suspects' car on its roof against the railing of a building site. No one was injured. Three suspects were arrested, NU.nl reports.
The police spotted the car just after midnight on the highway. It had stolen number plates. The police signaled the driver to stop. Initially the driver seemed to be following instructions, but then suddenly sped off. The police gave chase.
A 23-year-old woman is in critical condition in an Amsterdam hospital after she was run over by a car while crossing the street at a pedestrian crossing on Spaklerweg on Thursday, the police said in a statement
According to the police, the 66-year-old driver of the car was arrested. He was taken to a police station for questioning and a breathalyzer test. No alcohol was found in his system and he was released.
The police initially said that the victim died, but later called it a "mistake in communication". The woman is in hospital with critical injuries.
Bystanders rescued a man from his burning Audi A3 after an accident in Dalfsen on Tuesday morning. The motorist hit a tree on Heinoseweg around 8:30 a.m. His car caught fire moments later, the Telegraaf reports.
Bystanders saw what happened and rushed to help the man. They pulled the driver out of the car. He escaped the accident with only minor injuries. But his car burnt out completely.
A cable break was responsible for an elevator accident in the Willemswerf building in Rotterdam in which one man was killed and another critically injured on Wednesday. According to the police, the cable connecting the counterweight broke and the lift shot upwards, with disastrous consequences, RTV Rijnmond reports.
One person was killed and another was badly injured Wednesday morning in an accident with a freight elevator in the Willemswerf building on Boompjes in Rotterdam. The lift is believed to have plummeted several stories with the two people inside, AD reports.
The elevator came to a standstill between the 18th and 17th floors shortly after 9 a.m. The two victims were stuck in it for some time. Emergency services struggled to free them, but eventually managed. Both were rushed to the Erasmus MC hospital by 10 a.m., and first reports of the fatality were revealed a half hour later.
Dutch hot air balloon pilot Jelke Haven was seriously injured on Saturday morning during a flight over the Dubai desert. Despite his critical injuries, he still managed to get his passengers safely on the ground. The company he works for in Dubai descries him as a hero, AD reports.
Three people were hurt in a serious hit-and-run accident involving five cars on the A16 near Zevenbergen on Thursday afternoon. The responsible driver, a 32-year-old woman, turned herself in to the police later that evening, AD reports.
The accident happened around 5:40 p.m. The woman lost control of her white Fiat, causing the car behind her to slam on the brakes. A chain collision involving three other cars followed.