fatal accident

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Sep 25 '17 08:52

Three Dutch people were killed in a serious accident with a wrong-way driver on the A67 near Rüsselsheim, Germany on Saturday night. The victims are a family from Sittard, the Limburg police confirmed to newspaper AD.

E-bike
Sep 21 '17 11:30

The number of fatal traffic accidents involving e-bikes is increasing, especially among older people. Since 2014 a total of 79 people in the Netherlands died in an e-bike accident, 87 percent of them older than 60 years, according to police figures in possession of newspaper AD.

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Sep 20 '17 10:50

The police arrested a 32-year-old man in Emmerich, Germany in connection with a Gelderland on Wednesday morning, the Telegraaf reports.

A passerby found the body around 4:00 a.m. on Hooglandseweg. The police believe the victim was killed in a hit-and-run. Pieces of car was found in the road.

The suspect's car is damaged, and the police believe this damage was caused in the accident. 

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Sep 19 '17 13:10

Twoin Giethoorn on Monday, were identified as two Polish seasonal workers. Their car crashed into the canal last week, and they had been missing since, AD reports.

The victims are two men, aged 24 and 44 years. After the accident, divers searched the car and canal, but could not find the victims. Investigation confirmed that the two Polish men were the occupants of the car. 

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Sep 18 '17 07:29

A car crashed into a home in the Noord-Brabant village of Luyksgestel on Sunday morning, crashing through the wall exactly where resident, 75-year-old Harrie van der Heijden, was sleeping at the time. The elderly man was rushed to hospital in critical condition. He died during the course of the day, AD reports.

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Sep 13 '17 16:40

A 55-year-old woman was killed in an accident involving an elevator in a clothing store in Geldrop on Wednesday afternoon, the police said on Twitter.

Emergency services responded to the store around 12:30 p.m. According to the police, it seems to be a workplace accident. 

A spokesperson for the Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate told Omroep Brabant that the victim's head got stuck in a freight elevator. The police and Inspectorate are investigating what happened. 

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Sep 8 '17 16:50

A professional diver died after getting stuck while working on the sluice complex in the Rijn near Driel on Friday. His lifeless body was released after over an hour by lifting the sluice slightly, AD reports.

A fire department diving team freed the victim's body and brought it out of the water shortly after 1:00 p.m. Emergency workers tried to resuscitate the diver at the scene, but it was to no avail. 

The Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate is investigating what happened. 

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Aug 22 '17 13:40

A 10-year-old girl who was on Sunday afternoon, died of her injuries. Her 45-year-old father was also killed in the accident, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Aug 21 '17 07:28

A man and two children were hit by a car in a parking lot in Lauwersoog, Groningen on Sunday. The man was killed and the two children were injured, one seriously. The police believe the man was the father of the two children. Both kids are in hospital, RTL Nieuws reports.

The accident happened on a parking lot at the entrance to the boat towards Schiermonnikoog. Witnesses say the driver, a woman, swerved to avoid an accident with a bus and hit the tree pedestrians. The woman was questioned by the police.

Candle
Aug 14 '17 14:30

A family from Eindhoven was in a serious accident in Serbia on Sunday afternoon, while on the way back from vacation. The mother was killed in the crash. The father and young son were hospitalized in critical condition. The daughter was questioned by the police as part of the investigation into the accident, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Dutch-Turkish family was driving near Belgrade around 3:00 p.m. on Sunday when the accident happened. Exactly what happened is unclear. According to Eindhovens Dagblad, a truck was involved. 

KMG Afterburner “Vortex” at Thorpe Park
Aug 7 '17 09:54

A fatal accident with a carnival attraction in Ohio, United States last month, was caused by "excessive corrosion", or rust, manufacturer KMG said in a statement on Sunday. when a gondola on the ride - called Fireball in Ohio, but produced under the name Afterburner at KMG - broke loose while the ride was running.

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Aug 4 '17 08:15

A scooter rider was killed after a frontal collision with a police car on Thursday night. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m.on Dijkweg in Heukelom. The victim is a 40-year-old man from Berkel Enschot, the police said in a statement.

Police officers noticed the man riding on a scooter without license plates in Tilburg earlier on Thursday night. They signaled him to stop, but he ignored this and kept going. The police officers gave chase.

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Jul 31 '17 07:29

No trains are traveling between Leeuwarden and Zwolle on Monday morning after a person was killed in a fatal accident on the N31 near Widrum in Friesland. A car drove down the slope and ended up next to the track. According to broadcaster NOS, the car caught fire and the driver was killed.

The driver was the only person inside the car. The N31 was closed down in both directions so that emergency services could do their work.

Ambulance
Jul 28 '17 16:20

An 18-year-old man from Wijchen was killed in an industrial accident on Christiaan Huygensstraat in his home town on Friday. He was critically injured when he got stuck in the lifting mechanism of a lifting shovel that was being repaired. He died in hospital, the Gelderlander reports.

The accident happened around 12:45 p.m. Emergency services responded en masse. There were police, paramedics, firefighters and a trauma helicopter at the scene. 

KMG Afterburner “Vortex” at Thorpe Park
Jul 27 '17 16:30

Dutch company KMG called on all operators of its Afterburner fairground attraction to turn off the ride after a fatal accident with one at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday. The company asked operators to keep the attraction shut down as a precaution while they investigate exactly what happened in the United States, AD reports.

KMG Afterburner “Vortex” at Thorpe Park
Jul 27 '17 12:30

An 18-year-old man was killed and seven others were injured, three critically, in an accident with a carnival attraction at the Ohio State Fair in the United States on Wednesday. The attraction in question - called the Fireball in the U.S. - was made by Dutch company KMG, AD reports.

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Jul 18 '17 09:34

Another cyclist died after being hit by a car in the Zeeland town of Hulst on Monday evening. This is the second cyclist killed in a road accident in Hulst this week.

Monday's accident happened on Oud Ferdinandusdijk. The diver of the car was arrested. So far no information was released about the identity of the victim of the motorist.

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Jul 17 '17 08:31

The police in Hulst, Zeeland are looking for a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday morning in which a 64-year-old cyclist from Belgium was killed. The Belgian man's family was informed. 

The accident happened around 10:45 a.m on Zandstraat in Hulst. The car involved was a gray Opel Vectra with Dutch license plates. A broken mirror was left behind at the scene of the accident. 

The police call on the driver of the car to come forward. Witnesses, or anyone who spotted a grey Opel Vectra with a missing side mirror, are also asked to contact the police. 

Jul 13 '17 15:20

Two people were killed in a workplace accident at Almere public transit company Connexxion on Thursday, the Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate confirmed, RTL Nieuws reports.

The accident happened at a workshop. The two employees were working on a bus that was on a lifting bridge. The bus fell and crushed the employees. How this happened is still unclear.

The Inspectorate is investigating what happened.

According to Omroep Flevoland, the investigation is expected to take three months. Until the report is complete, no further announcements will be made. 

Warning sign at Maho Beach near the Princess Juliana Airport on Sint Maarten
Jul 13 '17 07:35

A tourist was killed on Maho Beach on Sint Maarten, the beach located next to the runway of the Princess Juliana airport in Philipsburg. She stood by the fence that separate the beach and runway and was blown away by a departing plane, NOS reports.

The woman hit her head against a concrete block. She was rushed to the hospital, but died of her injuries.

According to 721 News, the victim is a 57-year-old woman from New Zealand. The accident happened around 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Frans Maas on the Capella
Jul 3 '17 08:03

Dutch sailboat Capella capsized off the Belgian coast on Saturday morning after its keel broke. Ship designer Frans Maas (79) and sailor Freddy Franssens (70) from Breskens were killed. As of 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, 18-year-old Hannes Goedgebeur from Terneuzen was still missing, according to the Volkskrant. Three others were rescued.

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Jun 26 '17 08:51

A motorist was killed and his two passengers injured when their car hit a tree during a police chase through Eindhoven in the early hours of Monday morning. The police started the chase when the car, with Belgian plates, ignored a stop sign during a "routine check", a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant.

Alps
Jun 12 '17 13:23

A father and son from Paterswolde in Drenthe were killed in an accident while mountain climbing accident in Italy. The victims are 57 and 20 years old, the Martini Hospital, where the father worked, confirmed to Dagblad van het Noorden.

The accident happened on Friday, while the duo were climbing with a 38-year-old local guide on the mount Becca di Monclair in the Italian Alps. Exactly what happened is still unclear.

The climbers were at a height of around 3,200 meters on the north side of the mountain when the accident happened, NU.nl reports based on Italian media. 

Ambulance
Jun 12 '17 10:25

A woman was severely injured while taking part in the VenloStormt obstacle course on Saturday. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where she died of her injuries a short time later, a spokesperson for the event organizers said to NU.nl. 

The woman got hurt after sliding from a meters-high slide into the water of the harbor. Once in the water, she collided with another participant and disappeared under water, according to the newspaper. It took several minutes for divers to pull her out and start resuscitation, 1Limburg reports.

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