The number of accidents on Dutch highways increased significantly over the past years, according to figures from incident management foundation IMN. Over the past 12 months there were 25,963 accidents on Dutch highways, an increase of 27 percent compared to four years ago, IMN - a collaboration between Dutch insurers and road managers - reported on Thursday.
Nearly 40 people were hurt in a pileup on the A9 near Velsen-Zuid on Sunday morning. Around 10:30 a.m. a car crashed into the guardrail, after which around 10 other vehicles collided with each other. The entire highway in that direction was closed for 5 hours, NU.nl reports.
Most of the injured people were treated at the scene of the accidents. Only two had to go to hospital.
Hundreds of motorists caught behind the accident, were stuck on the highway for hours. During the afternoon, police officers helped these motorists in turning around and guided them off the highway.
A 19-year-old truck driver involved in an accident on the A12 highway near Oosterbeek on Monday night, pulled a man from his burning car with the help of a bystander, the police said on Tuesday morning. The 46-year-old man from Vaassen was rushed to a hospital in Utrecht in a trauma helicopter, AD reports.
The accident happened around 9:00 p.m. at the Oosterbeek off-ramp on the A12 highway towards Arnhem. The 46-year-old man crashed his car into the back of a truck, which was driven by the 19-year-old man from Oss. The car went up in flames, also setting fire to the truck.
A 59-year-old man from Hardenberg was questioned as a suspect in an accident that killed a 7-year-old girl in Wierden on Friday morning. The young girl was hit by a truck on Nijverdalsestraat around 8:00 a.m.
A young girl was killed in a traffic accident on Nijverdalsestraat in Wierden on Friday morning. She was on her bicycle when she was run over by a truck around 8:00 a.m., according to De Gelderlander and Tubantia.
The age of the girl is unknown.
An eyewitness told the newspapers that the truck rolled down a hill without a driver behind the steering wheel. The police could not confirm this.
The accident happened at the Total garage.
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.
A man was found critically injured in a car on Isenburgstraat in Breda on Thursday night. The police believe he was assaulted. The injured man was taken to hospital, AD reports.
Witnesses saw two perpetrators flee around 11:10 p.m. The car the man was found in was parked in a parking ot near the Broekakker. The car's windows were broken and its tailgate stood open.
The driver of a Maserati Quattroporte caused havoc on the seaside promenade in Zandvoort on Monday morning when he crashed into several parked cars. According to a local road inspector on Twitter, seven cars were hit. Some of the cars, including the expensive Maserati itself, were severely damaged, RTL Nieuws reports.
The car shot off the road around 8:00 a.m. and crashed into the other cars, parked over an area of at least a dozen meters, according to the broadcaster. The cause of the accident is unclear. The driver was taken to hospital in unknown condition.
Several people were injured in an accident involving a tractor, a horse-drawn carriage and a bicycle in Nunspeet on Wednesday afternoon. One person was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries, De Stentor reports.
The accident happened shortly after 2:00 p.m. at the crossing of Waterweg and Kolmansweg. Two ambulances are at the scene and a helicopter ambulance landed in a nearby meadow, according to the newspaper.
The helicopter ambulance was first dispatched at 2:03 p.m. At 2:15 p.m. a call was logged related to possible injuries.
The man that crashed into a group of pedestrians in front of Amsterdam Central Station on Saturday night, almost certainly did not do so intentionally, the police said on Twitter on Sunday night. The police came to this conclusion after searching the man's home. Two of the eight victims were still in hospital at the time of the police update.
Eleven students and five teachers from the Strabrecht College in Geldorp were hospitalized after their school bus crashed into the back of a truck on the A16 between Duinkerken and Calais in France this morning, the school said in a statement on its website. The bus driver was critically injured and is in hospital in Lille.
A Dutch school bus crashed into a truck on the A16 highway in Bourbourg, France on Thursday morning. The bus driver was rushed to the hospital in critical condition by helicopter. Sixteen kids and two adults were also injured. Two of them were taken to hospital, the others sustained minor injuries, according to NU.nl
The accident happened around 4:45 a.m. There were around 50 kids and six adults from the Strabrecht College in Geldorp on the bus. They were on their way to London for a school trip and left Geldorp around 1:00 a.m.
A 10-month-old baby was flung out of her mother's car and onto the road in an accident on the A58 highway on Tuesday afternoon. A trucker blocked the highway to protect the girl from oncoming traffic. Both baby and her 29-year-old mother survived the accident, though the extent of their injuries is unknown.
The 29-year-old woman from Tilburg hit the guard rail for unknown reasons and the car rolled, NOS reports. The baby was flung out of the car, car seat and all.
At least eight people were injured in a serious accident involving three trucks and one car on the A12 highway at the Oud-Dijk junction in Zevenaar on Tuesday morning. The A12 highway from the German border in the direction of Arnhem is closed while the scene is being cleaned up. Cleanup is expected to take until 1:00 p.m., the police said on Twitter.
A Tesla Model S in autopilot mode rear-ended a truck on the A1 highway in Bathmen, Overijssel on Tuesday, the owner of the car Blom Opleidingen confirmed to RTV Oost. According to the driver, the accident had nothing to do with the fact that the car was in autopilot. No one was injured, NU.nl reports.
Three people were hurt in a serious hit-and-run accident involving five cars on the A16 near Zevenbergen on Thursday afternoon. The responsible driver, a 32-year-old woman, turned herself in to the police later that evening, AD reports.
The accident happened around 5:40 p.m. The woman lost control of her white Fiat, causing the car behind her to slam on the brakes. A chain collision involving three other cars followed.
A 14-year-old girl was killed when she was hit by a truck while cycling in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. She is the 6th cyclist to be killed in the city this year.
A 70-year-old man and his 47-year-old son were brutally assaulted after an accident with a taxi in Tilburg on Tuesday night
Traditional measures like license suspension have little effect on hardcore drunk drivers, according to a SWOV report tilted Serious alcohol offenders in traffic. In many cases, these offenders just get back on the road without a license
State Secretary Martijn van Dam was involved in a traffic accident in Seoul, South Korea. His car was hit by a van. The State Secretary escaped with only a shock, but the car sustained considerable damage
Ajax footballer Anwar El-Ghazi was involved in a traffic accident on Borchlandweg in Duivendrecht, Amsterdam on Monday morning. The football player hit a cyclist with his car at a crossing
The A2 highway from Maastricht to Eindhoven is closed on Tuesday morning after an accident left about 3 thousand chickens wandering the road
The A58 highway is closed near Tilburg in the direction of Breda on Friday morning due to an accident involving several cars. Traffic information service ANWB reports that people were injured, though how many people and the extent of their injuries are unclear. Emergency services are on site.