traffic accident

Car accident
Nov 15 '19 12:50

Victim Support Netherlands is launching a campaign to reach more victims of road accidents. Research by the organization showed that there are far more traffic victims than the number of people who come to them for help, and that not all road accident victims know that this is an option, NOS reports.

In 2017, the Dutch Association of Insurers recorded more than 740 thousand car insurance damage claims after a collision. Victim Support Netherlands comes into contact with around 30 thousand road accident victims per year.

Bicycle accident
Nov 14 '19 09:17

In the past three years there were over 60 thousand traffic accidents at intersections in the Netherlands. A total of 476 of these accidents proved fatal, and people were injured in nearly 16 thousand accidents, reports RTL Nieuws. The broadcaster conducted its own analysis of police and Rijkswaterstaat data of over 250 thousand road accidents in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Nov 6 '19 15:10

A man responsible for a fatal accident on the A2 highway near Breukelen last month, previously caused at least three other accidents. Two people and the 38-year-old man from Vianen himself were killed in the accident last month. The man suffered from epileptic seizures and his licenses should have been revoked, the newspaper writes.

Five vehicle crash on the A73 near Nijmegen
Oct 22 '19 12:07

One person was killed and six people were hurt in an accident on the A73 highway near Nijmegen on Tuesday. At least three people were taken to hospital by ambulance.

The first ambulance was dispatched to the scene just before 9:45 a.m., followed by a trauma team by helicopter a few minutes later. A total of five paramedic teams were sent out, excluding the trauma helicopter. The situation was elevated to a GRIP 1 at 10:03 a.m. - which means that a commanding officer from one of the emergency services took command of the entire scene for all responding agencies. 

Ambulance in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct 18 '19 15:30

Three people were killed in an accident on the A2 highway between Bruekelen and Vinkeveen on Thursday afternoon. The victims are a 38-year-old man from Vianen, and a man and woman from Bergen aan Zee, both aged 53, the police confirmed. A fourth victim was taken to hospital. 

The accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Three cars were involved in the collision, two of which were completely destroyed, according to newspaper AD. The police believe that one of the cars ended up on the wrong side of the highway, crashing into oncoming traffic.

Bicycle accident
Oct 10 '19 12:30

The number of serious injuries sustained in cycling accidents increased significantly over the past years. Last year 46,800 thousand cyclists had serious injuries treated in an emergency room, 31 percent more than in 2009, according to figures from VeiligheidNL. The safety expertise center mainly attribute the increase to the aging population and electric bikes.

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Sep 17 '19 17:28

Two teenagers were killed in a two-car accident Monday night that left a third person seriously injured. The crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. on the Mondenweg in Valthermond, Drenthe.

The 18-year-old driver of one vehicle was killed along with his 17-year-old passenger. The young men were from Tweede Exloërmond and Musselkanaal, in Drenthe.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 36-year-old from Ter Apel, was taken to the hospital.

A scooter rider and several bicyclists approach a snorfiets checkpoint in Amsterdam Centrum, 8 April 2019
Sep 16 '19 13:50

The municipality of Amsterdam is considering using environmental- and mobile cameras to make sure scooters and mopeds stay off the bike paths. The use of cameras can increase the chance of catching scooter riders ignoring the ban. Since the ban was implemented, 3,500 fines and 360 warnings have been issued for scooter and moped riders caught on bike paths, alderman Sharon Dijksma announced, Het Parool reports.

Uber and coffee
Sep 13 '19 16:40

A 23-year-old Uber driver was acquitted on appeal for a traffic accident in which a 22-year-old cyclist was killed in Amsterdam-Oost. The Uber driver hit the young woman with his car on 31 March 2017, after overtaking a stationary city bus, RTL Nieuws reports.

Emergency services at the scene of an accident on the A73 highway, 13 Sept 2019
Sep 13 '19 10:45

Two people were killed and three others were hurt Friday morning when a van collided with a signpost along the A73 highway. No other vehicles were involved in the rush hour crash which took place at 8:10 a.m., according to local media outlet 1Limburg.

Authorities are trying to figure out how the vehicle ended up on the outside of the guardrail that borders the highway’s shoulder. There, the vehicle collided with the structure announcing the approaching exit for Belfeld, Tegelen, Nettetal, and parts of Venlo.

An air ambulance in the Netherlands
Aug 16 '19 07:57

Sixteen people were injured in a serious traffic accident involving three passenger cars and a van on the N256 near Wilhelminadorp in Zeeland on Thursday afternoon. A few people were seriously injured, including one child, NU.nl reports.

The accident happened at around 3:45 p.m. According to Omroep Zeeland, at least one car had German license plates. A fire broke out in one of the involved cars, and a wounded passenger was trapped inside, the broadcaster writes. 

The Uber App in Paris
Aug 15 '19 08:40

Traffic safety association VVN agreed to cooperate with Uber and Uber Eats for three years in a joint goal to improve road safety. The cooperation will consist of setting up campaigns and safety courses for Uber drivers  and Uber Eats cyclists, NU.nl reports.

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Aug 14 '19 08:22

A 39-year-old cyclist was hit by a car on Claes de Vrieselaan in Rotterdam on Tuesday evening. He died in hospital a short time later. The motorist that hit him fled the scene of the accident, but the police managed to arrest him later, the police said in a statement.

The hit-and-run happened at around 9:30 p.m. The cyclist was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to hospital. The man succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

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Aug 13 '19 07:26

A pram was hit by a car in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. The child inside was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. The driver involved left the scene of the accident and the police are looking for them.

The accident happened at around 2:50 p.m. on the corner of Jan van Galenstraat and Jan Tooropstraat. The pram was hit by a silver-gray Volkswagen, according to the police. Police officers searched the area after the hit-and-run, but found no trace of the driver.

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Jul 29 '19 13:30

A 43-year-old Dutch man and his 3-year-old daughter were killed in a serious traffic accident on the A8 highway near Munich in Germany on Sunday morning. The 39-year-old mother and their two other children, aged 11 and 13 years, were seriously injured, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Dutch family was traveling south in their minibus when it went off the road for unknown reasons and hit a tree. The accident happened at around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. The mother was driving at the time, according to the broadcaster. The cause of the accident is not yet clear. 

A motorcyclist died after crashing into a bus during a police chase on Laan op Zuid in Rotterdam, 21 July 2019
Jul 22 '19 13:40

A a 25-year-old motorcyclist died in an accident while being chased by the police in Rotterdam on Sunday morning, the police said in a statement.

The police spotted two motorcyclists driving at high speed along Laan op Zuid in Rotterdam on Sunday morning and gave chase. At 2e Rosestraat one of the motorcyclists crashed into a RET bus. The rider, a 25-year-old man from Ridderkerk, died at the scene.

The other motorcyclist fell. He was not seriously injured and fled further on foot, the police said. He was arrested a short time later.

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Jul 22 '19 12:50

A serious traffic accident between a Dutch and a Belgian car in Spain left three people dead on Sunday. The victims are a 61-year-old Dutch man, a 25-year-old Belgian man, and a 2-year-old Belgian child. Three others were seriously injured, newspaper AD reports based on reports in local media.

The accident happened just after 3:00 p.m. at the intersection of the AP-7 and AP-70 highways near Alicante, about a kilometer away from a toll booth. The two vehicles collided with each other for unclear reasons. 

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Jul 15 '19 07:52

Traffic accidents throughout the Netherlands cost the lives of seven people over the weekend. Two children, both age 7, are in critical condition after being thrown from a car during an accident on the A50 near Ravenstein on Sunday evening. 

A trauma helicopter in the Netherlands
Jun 28 '19 13:40

An air ambulance with an injured person on board was forced to make a detour just before landing in Enschede. A drone was suddenly flying in the helicopter's way. The police called this a life-threatening situation, RTV Oost reports.

The helicopter was on its way to the Medisch Spectrum Twente when a fairly large drone suddenly appeared. "The helicopter had to make a turn in order to land properly and a drone was suddenly flying right there. A collision was only barely prevented", the police said to the broadcaster. It is illegal to fly drones near hospitals.

Texting while cycling
Jun 27 '19 14:20

From Monday it is illegal in the Netherlands to use your smartphone while cycling. Those caught texting while biking will face a fine of 95 euros. The goal of this ban is to increase traffic safety by decreasing distractions.

The ban also applies to using mobile devices while operating other types of vehicles, such as cars, scooters, motorcycles, mobility scooters and trams. Drivers caught texting while using a motorized vehicle face a fine of 240 euros.

Santiago shells on walking sticks sold to people making the pilgrimage to the Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela
Jun 10 '19 08:52

Two Dutch women were hit by a car near the Spanish village of Fresno del Camino on Sunday morning. A 63-year-old woman from Utrecht died in hospital. Her 67-year-old friend is in critical condition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to NOS after reports in Spanish media.

The accident happened on the hiking route to the popular pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela. The two women were walking through the city of Leon. They were hit by the car at a tunnel near Fresno del Camino, according to the broadcaster.

FlixBus
Jun 5 '19 12:24

A Flixbus bus on its way from Munich to Amsterdam collided with a truck in Germany during the early hours of Wednesday morning. Seven people were injured, three of whom seriously. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can not yet say whether any of the victims are Dutch, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Apr 30 '19 08:01

A 79-year-old woman was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Breda on Sunday night. She was hit by a car as she crossed the street. The motorist left the scene of the accident. The police are looking for the perpetrator, and given the severity of the victim's injuries, decided to release surveillance camera footage of the accident.

Ambulance
Apr 26 '19 08:00

A serious accident in Eindhoven on Thursday evening left nine people injured, four of whom seriously. Three cars were involved in the collision on the crossing of Anthony van Leeuwenhoeklaan and Marconilaan. All victims were taken to hospital, RTL Nieuws reports

The accident happened at around 6:00 p.m. An eyewitness saw that one car ended up on the wrong side of a road and crashed into a small white truck, according to the broadcaster. The road was littered with rubble and a lamppost was pulled from the ground.

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