accident

Willemswerf building in Rotterdam
Jan 19 '17 09:30

A cable break was responsible for an 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.

Willemswerf building in Rotterdam
Jan 18 '17 11:35

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.

Burner on a hot air balloon
Jan 17 '17 11:50

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.

Air ambulance lands at the scene of a hit-and-run accident involving 5 cars on the A16 near Zevenbergen, 5 Jan 2016
Jan 6 '17 09:28

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. 

Police
Jan 4 '17 09:10

Three bystanders and four police officers rescued a father and his two young children from their car after it ended up upside down in a ditch in Bovenkarspel on Tuesday morning. They did so by lifting the car up by hand and turning it right-side-up, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Polish people were already trying to lift the car when the four officers came rushing to help. The man in the car managed to keep his kids' heads above water until the car was flipped over. The children are six months and three years old. 

Police
Jan 3 '17 10:53

The sister-in-law of Hague police officer Mario, who is still in critical condition after being criticized mayor Jozias van Aartsen for calling it a "reasonable" celebration. "How can you speak of a reasonable New Year's while someone is fighting for his life?" she wrote on Facebook, according to Den Haag FM.

grave
Dec 30 '16 07:53

A ship carrying hazardous substances including benzene crashed into te John. S. Thompson Bridge over the Maas river in Grave, Noord-Brabant on Thursday night. The environment and residents of Grave are in no direct danger due to the collision, a spokesperson for the local safety office Veiligheidsregio Gelderland-Zuid said to NU.nl.

According to the police, the ship collided with a pillar of the bridge on the N324 in Grave and Nederasselt. This was likely caused by reduced visibility due to thick fog. 

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Dec 26 '16 14:50

Sisters Susen and Nadine Pielucha from Hekendorp were both killed in a car accident that happened in Oudewater on Friday. 23-year-old Nadine was announced dead on Saturday. On Sunday it was announced that 19-year-old Susen also died of her injuries, AD reports.

A 21-year-old man was also involved in the accident. He was hypothermic, but is not in life threatening danger. He is Susen's boyfriend.

Police
Dec 26 '16 13:40

A 47-year-old man was killed when a car hit him as he was crossing the street at a pedestrian crossing in Amsterdam-Noord during the early hours of Monday morning, the police said on Monday.

According to the police, it seems that the 59-year-old driver of the car did not see the victim. He was taken in for questioning.

The accident happened on Wekrtuigstraat. The victim died a short time later in hospital. 

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Dec 26 '16 11:20

Three young men from Hoogezand-Sappemeer in Groningen were killed in a car accident in Groningen on Christmas eve. Their football clubs HS'88 and vv Froombosch opened their doors to family and friends for a vigil on Sunday. They also opened a condolence register, NOS reports.

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Dec 12 '16 12:25

Susan Smit from Weesp was killed in a bizarre accident on the A9 highway on Saturday afternoon. A truck collided against a traffic portal, which fell down onto Smit's car. The 40-year-old mother of three teenagers died at the scene, according to newspaper AD.

Arriva train derailed after crash with milk truck near Winsum, 18 Nov 2016
Nov 18 '16 13:14

Several people were injured in a train accident near Winsum on Friday afternoon. An Arriva train partly derailed after crashing with a milk truck, according to the Groningen police and safety office on Twitter.

So far nothing is known about the exact number of injured people or the severity of their injuries. So far one wounded person was taken to hospital, according to the police. The truck driver escaped unharmed. All passengers were removed from the train.

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Oct 25 '16 12:52

Three people were killed and one critically injured in an accident on the N36 highway near Vriezenveen. The accident involving two cars happened around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, local newspaper Tubantia reports. 

Ambulance
Oct 25 '16 12:50

A 20-year-old Dutch woman and a 24-year-old German were killed in a traffic accident in Australia. Two other Dutch women survived the crash, but were injured, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to newspaper AD on Sunday.

The accident happened near Pardoo, in western Australia, on Saturday. The car went off the road and rolled. The four passengers were on holiday together in Australia. 

The other two Dutch women in the car, age 20 and 21 years old, were injured. According to the West Australian, they are in critical, but stable condition. 

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Oct 24 '16 10:42

Three people were killed and one critically injured in an accident on the N36 highway near Vriezenveen. The accident involving two cars happened around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, local newspaper Tubantia reports. 

Ford Ranger Ambulance Indonesia
Oct 21 '16 14:09

A 23-year-old woman from Tilburg was killed when she ended up under a train at the Lempuyangan train station in Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java. Local media identifies the victim as Denise Pronk from Tilburg, AD reports.

The young woman was hit by a train while she was trying to cross the tracks. She died on the spot. According to Indonesian media, she was traveling with another Dutch person.

The Indonesian police are investigating what happened. The woman’s body was transferred to the Dr. Sarjito hospital in Yogakarta.

Oct 17 '16 10:05

Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants to reopen the investigation into a bus accident in Sierre, Swizerland in 2012. A total of 22 children and six adults were killed when the bus crashed into the wall of a tunnel

Train tracks
Oct 13 '16 13:30

A railway worker was killed in an accident with a train near Meteren around 00:30 a.m. on Thursday, a spokesperson for ProRail confirmed

Taxi
Oct 6 '16 11:00

A 70-year-old man and his 47-year-old son were brutally assaulted after an accident with a taxi in Tilburg on Tuesday night

Oct 6 '16 07:58

An accident involving four cars brought traffic to a near standstill in Utrecht on Thursday morning. The accident happened just outside the Leidsche Rijn tunnel towards Amsterdam. Only one lane in the tunnel is currently open, according to traffic information service VID.

Sep 26 '16 13:15

A child was injured on in the parking lot of swimming pool De Vennen in Dongen on Sunday when he was hit by a car trying to park

Police sign
Sep 15 '16 11:20

A 34-year-old man died in hospital on Wednesday after he got into an accident with a police van in Amsterdam. The man was cycling on Nassaukade on Tuesday night when he was hit by the police van

Sep 6 '16 14:10

A 6-year-old boy was seriously injured in an accident with an attraction at a carnival in Reuver on Monday. According to the police, the boy's arm somehow got stuck between moving parts of the attraction.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Aug 29 '16 09:27

Two suspects in an assault were injured on Sunday morning when they crashed their car into a tree in Baarn while fleeing from the police. Both were taken to hospital under police supervision for treatment, the police said in a statement.

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