The number of women whose home-birth plans suddenly ended up in the hospital due to complications during child birth, decreased significantly over the past five years, according to an analysis Statistics Netherlands did for newspaper Trouw.
Four brave bystanders rescued a mother and her toddler after their car crashed into an Amsterdam canal on Tuesday. The four men dived in after the car and managed to pull the two out.
Two young men were seriously hurt after falling from a rooftop just after midnight in Utrecht. The 18-year-olds were rushed to the hospital in critical condition, police said in a statement.
A 72-year-old Dutch woman was injured while paragliding in Austria on Wednesday. The woman stumbled as she took a run up the mountainside to take off, and she and her guide came down hard on a snow free pasture
A 39-year-old paediatrician was been arrested on Monday after he has been suspected of child pornography. The paediatrician who was working at the Children’s Intensive Care Unit of the Radboud Hospital in Nijmegen, specialized in the treatment of patients under 16 years of age, has been taken in for interrogation by detectives and the TBKK, an agency Combating Child Pornography and Child Sex Tourism.
Damages caused by flooding at VU hospital following a water main break two weeks ago are estimated at some 50 million euros, medical center chairman Wouter Bos told reporters at the hospital's re-opening on Wednesday morning. Technical installations that were in the basement were badly damaged, some irreparably.
Baby Tim was so excited to meet the world that he could not wait for his mom to reach the hospital. He was born just after midnight on Sunday morning on the A2 highway near Vught, surrounded by police officers holding umbrellas to protect mom, midwife and baby from the rain. Both mom and baby are doing well.
A gas leak in a home on Ankemaheerd in Groningen has resulted in dozens of homes being evacuated. A part of the street has been closed down.
An accident between a car and a truck on the Amstel junction near Amsterdam ended with the truck shooting through the guardrail and landing upside down after an about 10 meter fall, NOS reports. Both drivers were injured and taken to the hospital.
Eleven people were injured in an accident involving three cars on Saturday. The accident happened around 5:55 p.m. on Elburgerweg in Dronten. The injured people were taken to a hospital.
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.
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.
The police were finally able to speak with Baris Onder's widow, the woman who was shot in Amsterdam-Osdorp last week.
A fight over a parking space got out of hand in Waalwijk on Monday night and ended with a man hitting a woman with a baseball bat.
There was an explosion in a houseboat on the Veerdijk in Wormer around 04:00 on Monday morning. One man was killed in the explosion, a woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition, the police reports on Twitter.
A 51 year old motorist from the German city of Aachen was injured on the Rijksweg Zuid when his convertible car was hit by a stone thrown off the Veestraat overpass.
One prisoner was injured in a fire at the maximum security division of the prison in Vucht, Brabant yesterday afternoon, NRC reports.
Jan Verhaaren (73) from Grave, Brabant broke his hip and suffered a head wound during a fall with his bicycle on Zevenheuvelenweg in Groesbeek on Sunday afternoon. And as if his day was not bad enough already, his one-of-a-kind, handmade racing bike was stolen while he was being treated in the hospital.
A man was shot, stabbed with an awl and beaten with an ax on Cypresstraat in Breda on Friday, according police and Omroep Brabant. The victim, estimated to be 35-years old, was seriously injured and rushed to an area hospital.
President of outlaw motorcycle gang No Surrender, Klaas Otto, barely survived an assassination attempt in Belgium last weekend, De Telegraaf reports with police confirmation. Otto had an appointment with a man already known to him, but upon entering the meeting, the man pulled out a gun and tried to shoot him in the head, the "General" of No Surrender states.
Bianca (44), the NS conductress that was severely assaulted on the station in Hoofdorp last week, is still in the hospital. She is recovering from three fractures in her face, AD reports.
Scientists at the Erasmus Medical Center have developed a new high-speed camera that can detect arteriosclerosis in blood vessels using a much faster shutter rate than before. The tiny catheter-camera takes 2,500 pictures in between contractions of the heart so more detailed imaging is literally done in a heartbeat, Professor-Ingénieur Ton van der Steen told NOS.
A cyclist was hit by a police car on Thursday night in Delft. The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. onJacoba van Beierenlaan, near Westlandseweg, Omroep West reports.
The stepmother of a 12-year old abused girl denies having abused her, her lawyer, Mark Raaijmakers, told Omroep West. The girl was taken to hospital in critical condition last week.