bus 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. 

Replacement bus returns 50 kids to Strabrecht College in Geldorp after they were involved in a bus accident in France early that morning, 1 June 2017
Jun 2 '17 08:15

All 50 Dutch kids on the A6 in northern France on Thursday morning, are back home. They arrived at the Strabrecht College in Geldorp around 8:30 p.m. Four teachers are , three for observation.

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Apr 11 '17 14:55

A bus driver who caused an was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of four Dutch tourists. He was given a suspended prison sentence of three years and 10 months by the court in Portimao on Tuesday, the Volkskrant reports. 

Mar 10 '17 12:00

The Netherlands is taking legal steps in an effort to gain clarity about the cause of a fatal bus accident in Switzerland in 2012. The intention is to get a blood sample of the bus driver, who died in the crash, from the Swiss authorities, ANP reports

The accident happened in a tunnel in Sierre in March 2012. A total of 28 people were killed, including seven Dutch children. Many of the victims' relatives believe that the bus driver deliberately crashed the bus into the tunnel wall because medicine he was taking made him suicidal, according to the news wire.

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Mar 21 '16 07:34

Dutch students Joost Opstelten and Kees Schouten survived a fatal bus crash in Spain on Sunday morning unharmed. At least 13 people were killed and some 40 others injured. Joost and Kees were the only two Dutch on board.

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Jun 19 '15 12:05

The bus accident in Portugal on Wednesday night has claimed its fourth fatality. A 64 year old Dutch tourist, who was admitted to a hospital in Faro after the accident, passed away on Friday.

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Jun 19 '15 08:58

The bus driver was driving to fast, several of the passengers involved in the bus accident in Portugal on Tuesday night claim, according to the AD. Three people were killed in the accident and 26 were wounded. Seven of the injured passengers are still in the hospital, three of them are in serious condition.

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Jun 18 '15 13:55

Some of the victims of the bus accident in Portugal last night are flying back to the Netherlands on Thursday afternoon, travel agency TUI announced. TUI has made a plane available from Faro to Amsterdam for them. It is not clear how many people will make use of it.

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Jun 18 '15 07:48

Three Dutch tourists were killed in a bus accident in the south of Portugal. 29 others were injured, some of them seriously.

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Sep 16 '14 12:45

Eleven people were wounded in a bus accident in the Hague. According to the fire department eight people were taken to the hospital, including the driver.

Feb 15 '14 04:31

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features the death of former Minister Els Borst, Minister Plasterk has to explain himself to Parliament for tapping 1.8 million phone calls, the threats to a Moroccan woman who opened a wine bar in Rotterdam, a Veenendaal football fan who dies in a fireworks accident, grieving dads who plead for mandatory carbon monoxide detectors, and a bus accident in the Filipines that killed 14 people, among whom one Dutch.

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