Prime Minister Mark Rutte responded to a letter from 21-year-old Noortje van Lith from Roosendaal. The young woman, who is bound to a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy, expressed concern over him supporting a legislative proposal stating that people with a disability can be paid less than minimum wage.
Former skater Christijn Groeneveld lost his wheelchair at the Guns 'N Roses concert in Goffertpark in Nijmegen on Wednesday. Friend and fellow skater Markt Tuitert took to Twitter to help him find it.
"Will those who took the wheelchair of skating friend Christijn Groeneveld at the GNR concert in Nijmegen please bring it back as soon as possible?" he tweeted. And with success. A few hours later he let his followers know that Christijn was back in his wheelchair.
A wheelchair bound woman was attacked with a corrosive liquid on Jacob Catssingel in Breda on Friday afternoon. The woman told the police that two men on a scooter followed her from a park around 1:00 p.m. and threw the liquid over her, Omroep Brabant reports.
The perpetrators fled after attacking the woman. The police believe that hydrochloric acid was used in the attack.
An 87-year-old, wheelchair bound woman was hit by a car while she was crossing the street at a zebra crossing on Groenelaan in Amstelveen on Sunday afternoon. She died of her injuries in hospital on Sunday night, the police announced.
The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. on Groenelaan at the crossing with Aplen Rondweg.
According to the police, the 79-year-old driver that hit the woman was not speeding. "Possibly the bright sun had an impact on the visibility of the driver of the car." the police write in a statement.
Ben Arends, a 61-year-old wheelchair bound man living in Kaatsheuvel, and his service dog Anton was twice threatened and attacked by the same cyclist over the past week
The police are hunting a suspect that stabbed a wheelchair-bound man in the shoulder on Verdiplein in Tilburg on Wednesday.
A 73 year old wheelchair-bound woman was injured on Saturday when the taxi bus transporting her suddenly braked on Emmaplein in Groningen.
Sheldon V., an 18-year-old Amsterdam suspect of armed robberies and kidnapping does not have to go to jail, ruled the court. The suspect was shot during his apprehension and is wheelchair bound since. Instead he is assigned a probation officer from youth care.