A year ago today four children were killed when a train crashed into a Stint cargo bike at the railway crossing on Braakstraat in Oss. A fifth child and a childminder taking them to primary school De Koreaner were seriously injured. Today, on the first anniversary of the tragedy, the primary school is commemorating the children they lost.
A childcare organization is suing the manufacturer of Stint electric cargo bikes. The childcare organization holds Stint Urban Mobility liable for the damages it suffered after the cargo bike was banned from public roads when a Stint was involved in a fatal accident in Oss last year, AD reports.
The most overcrowded train in the country runs between Oss and 's-Hertogenbosch Oost, according to NS. This sprinter that departs at 7:43 a.m. is around 40 percent more crowded than the maximum capacity of the train every day, with the exception of the weekend. The train that runs on this rout at 8:31 a.m. is also very popular, running at 28 percent over capacity every day, NOS reports.
The residents of an apartment building on Jakob Goldsmidstraat in Oss were woken by an explosion on Monday morning. The blast caused "considerable damage to the facade of one of the apartments", a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant. As far as is known, no one was hurt.
The explosion happened at around 4:30 a.m. on Monday. What exactly exploded, is being investigated. The police spokesperson could not tell the broadcaster if this was an accident or a crime. "But a few things have happened."
The driver of a Stint cargo bike involved in a fatal collision with a train in Oss last year, is not to blame for the accident in any way. Four kids were killed in the crash. All witness statements show that she did everything in her power to prevent the collision between the Stint and a train, the police and Public Prosecutor said in their interim report on the investigation into the fatal collision, AD reports.
An exam stunt at VMBO school Het Hooghuis in Oss got completely out of hand last week. Masked pupils ran through the corridors, throwing things and kicking open doors. One person was injured, and other pupils feared they were under attack. The police are investigating the incident, BN De Stem reports.
The incident happened at the Zuid location of the VMBO school last week Wednesday. "Some children really panicked, they thought there was an attack", one pupil said to the newspaper.
The city of Oss is being plagued by car fires. A Renault Clio going up in flames on Tollenstraat early on Wednesday morning, marked the 19th car fire of the year in the city. The police are baffled, the Telegraaf reports.
The police have been investigating the car fires in Oss for months. "This year we have had 19 car fires in the city of Oss. In most cases we assume arson, although that could not be established with every fire", the police said.
Two men were arrested in Poland for involvement in the murder of 63-year-old Peter Hovens from Oss. The man was found dead in his apartment on Lisztgaarde in February.
Strong winds had a major impact on air traffic at Schiphol Airport on Monday. Over a hundred flights were canceled, and hundreds more were delayed.
A 63-year-old man was found dead in his apartment on Lisztgaarde in Oss on Saturday evening. He was killed in a crime, the police said in a statement.
Family members visited the man's apartment, where he lived alone, after they were unable to get hold of him. They called the police at around 8:00 p.m. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene, but there was nothing they could do for the man. He was declared dead at the scene. "The discovered situation in the home showed that the man fell victim to a crime", the police said. His exact cause of death is being investigated.
A 59-year-old man suspected of a fatal shooting in Oss on Monday, died in hospital on Thursday, the police confirmed. The man was found severely injured in his home on Monday afternoon, after he came into the picture as a suspect.
The police believe the man attempted to take his own life.
The victim of a fatal shooting in Oss on Monday morning was identified by local media as 43-year-old Hakan Zatsan. The man had no criminal record, owned a company that specializes in the development and repair of cleaning systems, and also sponsored clothing for the youth of TOP Oss for years. "Hakan was a very sweet, hardworking man who would not hurt a fly", a family member said to Brabants Dagblad.
A 59-year-old man was arrested for a fatal shooting in Oss on Monday morning. The police raided the suspect's home on Molenweg in the Noord-Brabant city on Monday afternoon and found the man seriously injured inside. The police believe he tried to commit suicide, Omroep Brabant reports.
The man emerged as a suspect during the investigation into the shooting on Anna Bijnstraat, in which a 43-year-old man was killed. According to the broadcaster, the victim and suspect have had a business conflict for some time.
A man was shot and killed on Anna Bijnstraat in Oss on Monday morning. The police cordoned off the street for investigation.
The shooting happened around 8:00 a.m. near a shopping center, according to NU.nl. A trauma helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but the call was canceled once it became clear that the man could not be saved. He died at the scene.
Anna Bijstraat is located in a residential neighborhood in the southwest of the city.
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management will implement new, temporary rules for Stint electric cargo bikes next month. This will make clear to the manufacturers what adjustments need to be made for Stints to be allowed back on the road, RTL Nieuws reports.
Stint electric cargo bikes are not safe enough for passenger transport, TNO concluded after studying the electric bikes. According to Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management, this means that Stints will only be allowed back on the road after adjustments have been made to the vehicle, NOS reports.
Mayor Wobine Buijs of Oss declared part of the Schadewijk neighborhood as a "security risk area", following a series of incidents. This means that the police can stop people and search them and their bags and cars as a precautionary measure, Omroep Brabant reports.
Measurements will be taken at two railway crossings in Oss following a fatal accident involving a Stint electric cargo bike and a train at the crossing on Braakstraat in September. The measurements will focus on electromagnetic radiation from the level crossing installation, the overhead lines and the train, and what effect this may have on a Stint, ANP reports.
The first tests will be done on Wednesday. Then from Thursday measurements will be taken at the Braakstraat crossing for five or six days, the municipality of Oss said.
Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure did not know which types of Stint cargo bikes were on the public road until she temporarily banned the vehicles following a fatal accident in Oss. "If you find that there is no supervision, then I can only confirm that", she said in a parliamentary debate on Thursday evening, NU.nl reports.
Stint Urban Mobility, the manufacturer of electric cargo bikes like the one that was involved in a fatal railway accident in Oss last month, is filing for bankruptcy on Monday. "I do not see a way out, now that the government does not want to talk to us about how we can get the Stint back on the road. It's over", director Edwin Renzen said to RTL Nieuws.
The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate received multiple reports about Stint cargo bikes that would not brake, some even after a Stint was involved in a fatal accident in Oss, according to documents Minister Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen of Infrastructure and Water Management sent to parliament on Thursday evening, AD reports.
The impromptu memorial for the victims of a fatal collision between a train and a Stint electric cargo bike in Oss, was cleared away by the municipality on Thursday - three weeks after the tragic accident. Hundreds of flowers, candles, toys, drawings and poems were left at Oss West station to commemorate the four children killed in the accident.
Multiple accidents caused extreme amounts of traffic on Dutch roads during rush hour on Thursday evening. There was a total of 478 kilometers of traffic jams on the Dutch highways, making Thursday evening the busiest rush hour in the Netherlands so far this year, according to Rijkswaterstaat.
According to the ANWB, which also takes provincial roads into account, there was 887 kilometers of traffic jams on Dutch roads on Thursday evening. According to the ANWB's figures, Thursday evening was the third busiest rush hour this year.
No Chimney Pieten will accompany Sinterklaas during celebrations in Noord-Brabant's largest cities. Seven of the eight cities in the province decided to stick to traditional Zwarte Pieten, with the actor's faces colored by brown, dark brown or black makeup, Omroep Brabant reports.