Four people were hospitalized when their car crashed into a canal in the Friesland town of Waskemeer on Sunday evening. Two of them, a 9-year-old boy from Leeuwarden and a 19-year-old woman from Haulerwijk, are in critical condition, the police said in a statement.
A total of six people were in the car when it crashed int the Haulerwijkstervaart on Compagnonsweg. All six were taken to hospital, two were discharged after being checked over.
Bystanders managed to help some of the car's occupants out of the water while emergency services responded.