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Sep 17 '18 12:00

A 70-year-old woman passed away after she was hit by a police officer on a motorcycle at the finish line of the Olympia's Tour cycling competition in Beneden-Leeuwen on Sunday, the organizers of the event confirmed to NOS.

Several motorcycle police officers drove in front of the cyclists in the final stage of the race. According to the organizers, the woman crossed the road unexpectedly and she was run over by one of the motorcycles. She was badly injured in the crash and later died in hospital.

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Sep 10 '18 10:50

A speedboat and a tanker collided with each other at the mouth of the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal and the IJ during the early hours of Saturday morning. Seven people were injured, four of whom sustained serious injuries, ANP reports.

The injured people were all on the speedboat, which was sailing at high speed. An alcohol test was done on the captain of the speedboat, because the police suspected that he was under the influence of alcohol.

The accident happened around 00:45 a.m. on Saturday. The speedboat was seriously damaged, the tanker's damages were minor. 

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Sep 3 '18 10:50

Three teenage boys were killed when the car they were in hit a streetlight on Sportlaan in the Noord-Holland town of Anna Paulowna during the early hours of Saturday morning. The boys, two age 16 and one age 15, were all from the town. A 17-year-old girl from Anna Paulowna and a 20-year-old man from Oudesluis were injured. The man from Oudesluis was later arrested as a suspect, the police said.

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Sep 3 '18 07:51

A 2-year-old boy died after falling from the fourth floor of an apartment building on Gasperilaan in the Utrecht district of Kanaleneiland-Noord on Sunday afternoon. The police are investigating the incident, but believe it was an accident.

Emergency services, including a trauma helicopter, responded to the apartment building around 1:45 p.m. The toddler was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Exactly how the boy came to fall is not yet clear. 

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Sep 3 '18 07:38

A 13-year-old boy died in 's-Heerenberg in Gelderland on Saturday after he hit his head hard in a collision with another football player on the field. The boy was a youth player for football club MvR, NOS reports.

The young keeper collapsed after the collision and stopped breathing. Bystanders provided first aid while emergency services responded. The boy was rushed to hospital with a serious brain injury. He died in hospital later in the day.

The football club held a meeting for players and parents on Saturday afternoon, and canceled all of its matches on Sunday. 

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 14:50

A 14-year-old boy was seriously hurt when he was hit by a train in Assen on Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 3:00 p.m. at the rail crossing on Spoorstraat. The police called it an accident, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

Witnesses saw the boy lying on the platform after the accident. "Completely covered in blood, I dared not look any closer", one witness said to the newspaper.

Paramedics and a doctor brought by a trauma helicopter stabilized the boy at the scene and then rushed him to hospital by ambulance. 

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Aug 21 '18 08:22

A car with Dutch license plates hit a mother and her two children in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium on Monday afternoon. A 5-year-old boy was killed. The mother and her other son were seriously injured, RTL Nieuws reports.

The accident happened around 4:15 p.m. The driver lost control of the car while going around a bend. The car drove onto the sidewalk at the entrance of a Lidl store. 

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Aug 13 '18 08:11

A car crashed into a terrace in the center of Veldhoven on Friday afternoon. Five people sustained minor injuries. The police believe that the incident was not intentional, NU.nl reports.

The car crashed into the terrace on Meiveld at around 5:00 p.m. The 62-year-old motorist was arrested. He was released after questioning. His driver's license was confiscated and he gave a blood sample to test for alcohol- or drug use, according to RTL Nieuws.

The victims were treated for their injuries. None of them were seriously hurt. 

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Aug 13 '18 07:39

A 27-year-old woman from the Netherlands died in the Australian city of Melbourne on Sunday after she was hit by a car. According to the Australian police, the car was stolen a week ago. The driver fled the scene of the accident, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to NU.nl.

The woman was cycling when the car hit her. The car also hit various other vehicles, but the Dutch victim was the only person who got hurt. Emergency services tried to save her, but it was to no avail. She died at the scene. 

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Aug 8 '18 14:20

Two men in Tilburg late last month, died as a result of drug abuse, the police announced based on blood tests. The police concluded that the men's deaths were an accident and closed the case, ANP reports.

The two men, aged 33 and 43 years, were found dead in their separate rooms in the assisted living home on Reinevaarstraat on July 28th. Both had a history of drug abuse. 

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Aug 6 '18 11:30

The body of Mattijn Lahuis was found in a river in the jungle of Laos on Friday. The 30-year-old man from Amsterdam t on the river on Monday. The Dutch tourist drowned, his family confirmed to newspaper AD.

Lahuis' body was found in the river Nam Tha, a few dozen kilometers downstream from where the kayaking accident happened. His eldest brother identified the body.

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Aug 3 '18 16:00

Two Dutch were killed in accidents abroad on Friday. A Dutch woman died in the west of Canada after she fell into a river. And a Dutch man died in Croatia after falling from a wall, ANP reports.

The victim in Canada is a woman of around 60 years old. According to local media, her husband stated that she slipped while trying to grab an apple and disappeared under water. A search was launched for the woman, and her body was found in the river by rescue workers a few hours later. A Dutch-speaking police officer and the Dutch consulate provided assistance for the victim's husband.

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Aug 3 '18 07:47

Wilma Kippers from Wierden was killed in an accident with a quad bike on the Greek island of Santorini on Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman was on vacation on the island with a friend. The two had hired a quad bike shortly before the accident, De Gelderlander reports.

Four cyclists hit by a van on Heikantsepad in Volkel, 31 July 2018
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 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. 

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Jul 9 '18 08:00

Tim Scholten, 19 from Noord-Brabant, passed away over the weekend after being hit by a car early on Friday morning. The accident happened on Sliema boulevard on Malta, AD reports.

At around 4:50 a.m. on Friday a motorist lost control of his car and drove onto the pavement on Sliema boulevard, where Tim was walking with three Dutch friends, two Brits and two Croatians. Tim was seriously hurt and had to be resuscitated by bystanders while emergency services responded.

The other three Dutch and the two Brits sustained minor injuries. The Croatian women were unharmed. 

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Jul 5 '18 07:35

A collision between a passenger car and a truck on the N203 between Uitgeest and Castricum left three people dead and two injured on Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened around 6:00 p.m.

All five victims were in the passenger car, according to the police. The male driver and two female passengers were killed. Two male passengers were injured and taken to hospital. The severity of their injuries is unknown. 

The truck driver, from Germany, escaped unharmed. He was taken to a police station for questioning.

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Jul 2 '18 13:30

A car crashed into a tree during a police chase in Foxwolde in Drenthe around 5:00 a.m. on Monday. The vehicle caught fire. Three people were injured, NU.nl reports.

The 23-year-old driver and a passenger were seriously injured. A third person sustained minor injuries. 

Around 4:00 a.m. the police received a report that the car had been stolen. When officers spotted the car, they gave chase. The driver almost immediately collided with a tree, causing the car to catch fire.

Hundreds of swans covered in oil after a spill in the Derde Petroleum port in Rotterdam, 24 June 2018
Jun 25 '18 07:54

Hundreds of oil covered swans were captured out of the water at Maassluis and taken to a bird shelter on Sunday, following an oil spill in the Derde Petroleum port in Rotterdam on Saturday. Around 15 animal ambulances and several boats from the fire brigade helped to capture the animals. There is great concern that several swans will not survive, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Jun 21 '18 09:08

A car crashed into a snack bar on Kruidenhof in Diemen during a police chase on Wednesday evening. The car came to a halt inside the store. Three people were injured, the police said on Twitter.

One of the injured is the 26-year-old driver of the car, the police said to AT5. He was arrested. The other two injured were inside the snack bar when the car crashed into it. They were treated by paramedics at the scene and did not have to go to hospital.

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Jun 18 '18 11:40

Police arrested the suspected driver in a fatal crash that left one person dead and three others in critical condition early Monday morning. The arrest was announced at about 11:15 a.m., a little over seven hours after the hit-and-run incident.

Authorities did not reveal whether or not it was an accident.

A press conference was scheduled for noon at the Landgraaf city hall. The crash happened on Mensheggerweg in the Limburg town, close to the Pinkpop music festival’s Campground B.

Police
Jun 18 '18 09:34

One person was killed and at least three others were hurt after a multi-person vehicle crashed into several pedestrians near the Pinkpop music festival site early Monday morning. The incident happened at about 4 a.m. on the Mensheggerweg in Landgraaf, Limburg, police said in a statement. The crash site is near Pinkpop's "B" camping location.

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