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Dec 4 '18 13:40

A pedestrian died after being hit by a car on Rozengracht in the center of Amsterdam on Tuesday morning. The accident happened on the tram lane, where only taxi drivers with a permit can drive, AD reports.

The accident happened around 10:00 a.m. The pedestrian died at the scene. As yet nothing is known about the victim's identity.

The driver was taken to a police station for questioning, as is standard procedure. The taxi driver was driving a black Toyota. For which company the driver works, is not known. 

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Dec 3 '18 14:10

A 17-year-old girl from Rosmalen died in hospital on Monday after being critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in Den Bosch early on Sunday morning. A 37-year-old man from Den Bosch was arrested, the police said in a statement.

The girl was cycling across De Harendonkweg at around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday when she was hit by a dark colored Volkswagen Golf. While witnesses tried to help the girl and called emergency services, the driver of the Golf sped away towards Sint Teunislaan. One of the Volkswagen's mirrors was left behind at the scene.

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Nov 26 '18 15:00

A man died on the A50 highway near Wolfheze during the early hours of Monday morning. The man survived a car crash, only to be hit by a truck after he got out of the wreck, he Telegraaf reports.

The man's car crashed into a guardrail at around 1:00 a.m. The car eventually came to a stop in the middle of the highway. Bystanders helped the man out of the car. The man then walked across the highway, and was run over by a truck. He died at the scene.

The highway in the direction of Arnhem was closed until 4:30 a.m. 

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Nov 26 '18 08:25

An accident between a car and a delivery van left one person dead and at least three hurt in Tilburg on Monday morning, according to the police. Emergency services are currently working to free two people who are stuck in the delivery van, ANP reports.

The accident happened at the crossing of Burgemeester Letchertweg and Midden-Brabantweg on Monday morning. The cause of the accident is not yet clear.

The police closed the road for trace evidence investigation. 

Oct 30 '18 11:50

Madness reigned on Dutch roads on Tuesday morning. A combination of rainy weather and a large number of accidents caused numerous traffic jams and delays. Both the ANWB and Rijkswaterstaat called it a rush hour record for this year, the Telegraaf reports.

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Oct 29 '18 10:10

Two cyclists were killed in a collision with a drunk driver on the corner of Van De Spiegelstraat and Kloetingseweg in Goes early on Sunday morning. The motorist, a 19-year-old man from Kloetinge, was arrested shortly after the accident. A breathalyzer test showed that he was under the influence of alcohol, the police said in a statement.

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Oct 26 '18 13:20

There must be harsher punishments for traffic violations, according to national traffic officer Achilles Damen. People who cause a serious accident must not get away with only a conditional driver's license suspension and community service, he said in an interview with the Telegraaf.

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Sep 20 '18 12:40

Activists for road safety placed empty chairs on squares in Zwolle, Nijverdal, Arnhem, Nijmegen and Ede on Wednesday. A total of 65 chairs were placed in Overijssel and 86 in Gelderland. They represented the number of people killed in traffic accidents in the two provinces last year, NOS reports.

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Sep 20 '18 07:54

Two people were killed and three seriously injured in a car accident on Lonerstraat in Assen on Wednesday night, the Drenthe police said on Twitter. The car crashed into a tree for as yet unknown reasons. The police are investigating.

Emergency services, including multiple ambulances and a trauma helicopter, responded to the scene en masse. The injured people were stabilized and taken to hospital by ambulance.

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Sep 7 '18 09:29

Almost 90 percent of schools in the Netherlands experience problems with traffic in their immediate vicinity. Over the past three years, over 10 thousand traffic accidents were reported in the vicinity of schools, according to research by RTL Nieuws in collaboration with the University of Groningen. 

Aug 30 '18 09:32

The A4 highway from Amsterdam to The Hague is closed at Nieuw-Vennep due to a serious accident involving a truck and a passenger car. Emergency services are at the scene, NOS reports.

A person is stuck in one of the vehicles. There is also a lot of debris on the road.

Those who want to travel to The Hague are advised to detour through Utrecht, via the A9, A2 and A12.

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Aug 21 '18 13:10

As schools reopen after the summer holidays, Dutch safe traffic association VVN is calling on trucks to stay away from schools, especially when schools start and get out. This can help prevent serious accidents involving children, the association said to AD.

"They could ride a quarter of an hour earlier or later, or take a different route", VVN spokesperson Rob Stomphorst said to the newspaper. 

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Aug 21 '18 10:10

Five Dutch motorcyclists were injured in traffic accidents in Germany over the past days. One, a 43-year-old man, succumbed to his injuries on Monday. The current condition of the others is not known, De Gelderlander reports.

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Aug 13 '18 12:10

Gerben Eskes from Zutphen was killed in a traffic accident in El Salvador during the early hours of Thursday morning. The 28-year-old man and his 25-year-old girlfriend Anouk Mijnheer were in a taxi on their way to the airport to return home when they were hit by a car driving on the wrong side of the road, their families confirmed to De Stentor.

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Aug 6 '18 09:03

The police fined around 25 people for photographing or filming the aftermath of a fatal accident on the A58 highway near Bavel on Saturday. The fines were issued based on license plate numbers. Drivers who had their phones in their hands near the accident can expect a fine, De Gelderlander reports.

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Aug 1 '18 07:50

Four cyclists - two women and two children - were hit by a van on Heikantsepad in Volkel on Tuesday afternoon. The two women were seriously injured, the children sustained minor injuries. The van driver was arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.

Four ambulances and a trauma helicopter responded to the scene after the accident. The women were taken to hospital. The children were cared for in the neighborhood, a community police officer said to the broadcaster. 

The police's Traffic Accident Analysis department is investigating how the accident happened. 

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Jul 31 '18 13:10

The 'Keke challenge', also known as 'Kiki challenge' or 'In My Feelings Challenge' is "completely idiotic" and definitely punishable in the Netherlands, Public Prosecution spokesperson Ernst Koelman said to NOS. A video surfaced on social media showing a motorist getting out of his car on a road near Putten, running next to it and failing to get back in. The car crashed into a tree. 

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Jul 31 '18 07:29

Terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the, including one Dutch, in Tajikistan on Sunday. The local authorities still believe it was a hit-and-run accident, but do not exclude intent or terrorism, NOS reports.

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Jul 30 '18 07:51

Four bicycle tourists were killed and three were injured in a traffic accident in Tajikistan, in Central Asia. Among the dead is a 56-year-old Dutch man, and his 58-year-old wife was wounded, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NOS reports.

The other three tourists killed are two Americans and a Swiss, a spokesperson for the Tajik Ministry of Home Affairs said to the broadcaster. 

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Jul 25 '18 11:10

A bus accident on the E40 highway west of Ghent left 21 people injured during the early hours of Wednesday morning. At least six Dutch were on board. Two of them were seriously injured, as were two British passengers, the Belgian police said, NOS reports.

The Dutch bus driver sustained minor injuries, according to sector organization Koninklijk Nederlands Vervoer (KNV). He injured his ankle, has some abrasions and is in shock. 

Jul 20 '18 12:50

Driving while tired is just as dangerous as driving when you've had too much to drink, safe traffic association VVN warns as the summer holidays are about to start in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

Many Dutch are going away on holiday. But driving long distances can make you tired, which results in slower response rates and finding it more difficult to keep on course, according to the VVN. Sleepy drivers also make less use of their car's mirrors, which means they are less aware of the road around them. This increases the chance of traffic accidents.

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Jul 20 '18 07:30

A police car and a police van collided with each other on Prins Hendrikkade in Amsterdam on Thursday night. A taxi was also hit in the accident. Two police officers sustained minor injuries, AT5 reports.

The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. A police bus was driving over Prins Hendrikkade with lights flashing and sirens blaring. It made a left turn to cross Prins Hendrikkade again, did not see a police car due to a passing tram, and hit the police car on the left flank, according to the broadcaster.

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Jul 19 '18 13:00

Four people were hurt in a collision between a tram, a bus and a taxi on De Lairessestraat in Amsterdam Zuid on Thursday morning, Het Parool reports.

The taxi driver, a passenger of the tram, and a bus passenger were taken to hospital. The fourth victim was treated at the scene. Their current condition is unknown.

A police spokesperson told the newspaper, the bus had to brake for the taxi. The tram couldn't brake in time and hit the bus, which then crashed into the taxi.

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Jul 11 '18 12:30

The number of accidents on Dutch highways in the first half of this year increased by a quarter compared to the same period last year, the ANWB reports based on figures from public works department Rijkswaterstaat, ANP reports.

In the first six months of 2017 there were 10 thousand accidents on Dutch highways. This year there were 12,800. 

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