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Ambulance in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jul 24 '19 08:01

A 15-year-old girl died in a collision between a speedboat and a rubber boat off the coast at Zoutelande on Tuesday afternoon. What caused the collision is not yet clear. The driver of the speedboat was arrested, Omroep Zeeland reports.

The accident happened at around 3:15 p.m. The girl was on the rubber boat. The police are investigating how the accident happened. As far as is known, no one else was hurt.

The girl came from the Limburg village of Neer. Her family and other witnesses were offered support and aid. 

An easyJet Airbus A320 collided with a KLM Boeing 737-800 at Schiphol airport, 9 July 2019
Jul 11 '19 12:40

A misunderstanding seems to be the cause of a collision between an easyJet Airbus and a KLM Boeing at Schiphol on Tuesday. Air traffic control allowed both to leave the gate at the same time, after which they hit each other, according to sound recordings of the conversation between air traffic control and the KLM pilot, AD reports.

An easyJet Airbus A320 collided with a KLM Boeing 737-800 at Schiphol airport, 9 July 2019
Jul 9 '19 11:50

Two passenger planes collided at a gate at Schiphol Airport on Tuesday morning. The KLM and easyJet planes were damaged in the collision, but no one was injured. Schiphol reports that the accident does not yet have any consequences for the other air traffic at the airport, NU.nl reports.

The collision happened while the planes were busy with a pushback - pushing an aircraft away at a gate prior to departure, a Schiphol spokesperson said to the newspaper. How the accident happened is being investigated. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Apr 26 '19 07:28

A red passenger car deliberately crashed into the entrance of the city hall in Hardewijk on Thursday afternoon. The driver was arrested in a home in the city, about an hour after the crash, the Gelderland police said. No one was injured.

The driver crashed the car into the glass sliding doors of the building located on Havendam at around 2:30 p.m., and then fled. The suspect was arrested at around 3:30 p.m., after a large police search also involving a police helicopter.

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Apr 16 '19 10:00

A motorist caused havoc at De Vink gas station on the A20 highway near Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The car crashed into the gas station's store. The four people who were in the car at the time of the incident, were arrested, the Waddinxveen-Zuidplas police said on social media. No one was injured.

Chemical Marketer in the port of Antwerp
Apr 1 '19 07:53

A tanker and a cruise ship collided on the Westerschelde near Terneuzen during the early hours of Monday morning. Multiple people sustained minor injuries. One was taken to hospital by ambulance, the others were treated at the scene, local safety office Veiligheidsregio Zeeland said on Twitter.

Cruise ship Viking Indun and tanker Chemical Marketer collided around midnight. Both ships were damaged, but as the damage happened above the water line, neither of them took on water. 

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Feb 13 '19 11:50

Two planes collided while taxiing at Schiphol airport on Wednesday morning. No one was injured in the incident.

Both planes belong to Dutch airline KLM and at least one was damaged, as can be seen on a photo shared on Twitter. The Dutch airline was unable to comment to newspaper AD about the cause of the accident or the extent of the damage. "The planes are carefully checked and therefore remain on the ground for the time being", a spokesperson said to the newspaper.

Ships on the Waal
Dec 26 '18 08:30

Three ships collided with each other on the Waal river near Brakel on Tuesday evening. The ships did not sink, but were damaged. Nobody was hurt, NOS reports.

The cause of the collision is still unclear. It seems to have started with a collision between a container ship and a ship pushing barges with coal. A tanker then crashed into the barges.

Local safety office Veiligheidsregio Gelderland-Zuid said on Twitter that the ships were escorted to the port of Gorinchem. Nothing leaked and there is no danger to the environment, according to the office.

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Sep 27 '18 11:40

Two trams crashed into each other on De Clerqstraat in Amsterdam West on Thursday morning. Tram traffic was halted for a time, but is now back on track. No one was injured, Het Parool reports.

One tram rear-ended the other around 7:45 a.m. at the bridge over Kostverlorenvaart. Paramedics examined the driver of the rear tram, but he did not sustain any injuries.

After the accident the front tram drove towards the depot, but derailed a bit further down the street. A car parked on the street was hit by the tram, according to the newspaper.

Water police
Sep 10 '18 10:50

A speedboat and a tanker collided with each other at the mouth of the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal and the IJ during the early hours of Saturday morning. Seven people were injured, four of whom sustained serious injuries, ANP reports.

The injured people were all on the speedboat, which was sailing at high speed. An alcohol test was done on the captain of the speedboat, because the police suspected that he was under the influence of alcohol.

The accident happened around 00:45 a.m. on Saturday. The speedboat was seriously damaged, the tanker's damages were minor. 

Police officer and paramedic
Sep 3 '18 08:42

Nine people were injured in a rear-end collision between two trams on Dwasdijk in Rotterdam on Sunday afternoon.

One victim sustained a head injury, according to ANP. The others had neck complaints, among other things. Four people were taken to hospital for examination. One was referred to a GP. And the other four were treated by paramedics at the scene.

The collision involved tram 23 and the Feyenoord tram. The authorities are investigating how the accident happened. 

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May 2 '18 07:30

A 66-year-old driving instructor from Amersfoort was killed in a collision between his car and a train in Bussum on Tuesday. His student, an 18-year-old girl from Bussum, managed to get out of the car and off the tracks just in time.

The accident happened around 11:15 a.m. on a rail crossing on Herenstraat, according to the police. The driving instructor died at the scene. None of the 140 passengers in the train were injured. Another train took them to their destination.

Air France Airbus A320
Feb 19 '18 09:15

A collision between an Air France plane flying from Paris to Amsterdam and an EgyptAir plane flying from Oostende to Cairo was narrowly avoided last year. The EgyptAir plane misunderstood air traffic control's instructions, resulting in the two planes flying only 4 seconds apart over Ghent on January 1st, 2017, according to an interim report from the Air Accident Investigation Unit, RTL Nieuws reports.

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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. 

Amsterdam Centraal Trams
Dec 26 '17 13:00

Two Amsterdam trams derailed after colliding with each other on Bilderdijkstraat, near Kinkerstraat on Tuesday morning. Tram 12 and Tram 14 were involved in the collision, NU.nl reports.

No one was injured, but tram traffic was disrupted for some time. Municipal transit service GVB warns travelers to taken delays into account for the rest of the day.

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. 

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.

The Seatrout stranded on the Westerschelde near Bath, Zeeland, 20 Sept 2017
Sep 20 '17 11:30

An oil tanker is stranded on the Westerschelde near Bath, Zeeland after it crashed with a bulk carrier around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. There is no danger to the environment, according to local safety office Veiligheidsregio Zeeland, AD reports.

Exactly why bulk carrier Usolie and oil tanker Seatrout crashed, is not clear. The tanker is stranded in about the same pace as where container ship CSCL Jupiter got stuck last month. Dutch shipping traffic is unhindered, according to AD.

car accident
Oct 31 '16 08:58

The number of car accidents on roads in the Netherlands increased by 8 percent from 462 thousand in 2014 to over 500 thousand last year, according to figures from the Association of Insurers, RTL Nieuws reports.

The total number of accidents - cars, truckcs, vans, buses etc. - increased by 6.5 percent from 790 thousand in 2014 to 841 thousand in 2015.

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Oct 6 '15 07:45

Eleven people were rescued at sea after a Dutch freighter collided with a Marshall Islands tanker ship early Tuesday morning. Only one person was injured in the accident, and was being treated at a hospital for hypothermia.

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Aug 17 '15 08:21

Rail traffic between Weert and Eindhoven was brought to a standstill on Sunday night after a collision between a train and a car. The driver of the car was killed in the accident.

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Apr 10 '15 11:51

Two police cars collided with each other on Ganzenweide in Heerlen at about 19:30 on Thursday night. They were responding to a report of a fight.

Apr 9 '15 15:29

Police have formed a large-scale, 20-officer strong team to investigate the shooting that left an unknown man dead on Seringenplantsoen in Ridderkerk on Monday just before midnight, police state their website. After talking with bystanders near the shooting site, police are asking witnesses to come forward to help them find the perpetrator.

Feb 2 '15 09:00

There were no less than three shooting incidents in Amsterdam over the weekend. A 26 year old man was wounded on Molukkenstraat in Amsterdam-Oost on Sunday morning in a suspected gang shooting. In another shooting incident the police fired shots at a suspect.

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