Anyone from holland here (nederland)? - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 04-30-2009, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
Outstanding Contributor
eric242340's Avatar
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: Zotye Auto 1.5T T600 2016
Location: The wild west of the Far East
Posts: 52,065
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 283 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Anyone from holland here (nederland)?

At least two people are reported to have been killed and several hurt in The Netherlands after a car careered into spectators watching a royal motorcade. Skip related content

A photographer said the small car appeared to be deliberately driving at high speed toward an open-top bus carrying Queen Beatrix and her family in the western Dutch town of Apeldoorn.

Cynthia Boll said she saw about 20 people "flying through the air" after the black Suzuki car swerved across police railings, where crowds of people were waiting to see the queen pass.

The car slammed into a monument. Video footage showed police removing a man from the vehicle and putting him into an ambulance.

The royal family were seen clutching their hands to their mouths in shock as the incident happened before their eyes.

People have been tweeting about the crash, saying the royals saw what happened and were shocked.

The royal bus was not hit and no one in the queen's entourage was injured.

Journalist Peter von de Vorst said the incident was like watching a horror movie.

"It was a really nice day. Then you hear a bang. Everyone looks up and you see people flying through the air. This must be a joke or a strange prank. Then suddenly panic, and you realise that something really terrible has happened," he said.

Dutch television said two people were killed and about a dozen injured, including children.

Shortly after the incident, investigators and a sniffer dog examined the car for explosives, then sawed off the roof for a closer inspection.

People were lining railings five or six deep to see the royal family pass on its way to a palace. The motorcade was part of celebrations for the annual national holiday of Queen's Day.

Fred de Graaf, the Mayor of Apeldoorn - a town about 55 miles from Amsterdam - said all festivities were being cancelled.

"The scare and the images that the family has seen are reason to break off the official programme," he said.

Holiday events were also called off in the port city of Rotterdam, and more were likely to be cancelled around the country.

Hundreds of thousands of people flock to the main Dutch cities to celebrate the national holiday, originally intended to celebrate the birthday of Beatrix's mother Queen Juliana.

The royal family normally spends the day in a small Dutch community.


"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one."
- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill.

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one."
- Winston Churchill, in response.
eric242340 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Off-Topic

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Hi from Holland......Ingmar ingmar General Mercedes-Benz 1 04-17-2009 02:08 AM
    New member from Holland[Netherlands] Silberdistelgrün General Mercedes-Benz 0 09-21-2008 10:30 AM
    greatings from holland projectje General Mercedes-Benz 0 08-24-2008 01:54 AM
    27 March 2005 Mercedes-Benz Club Nederland Rally MBClubNL Events 0 01-17-2005 06:26 PM
    Newyears Party Mercedes-Benz Club Nederland (Amsterdam) MBClubNL Events 0 01-08-2005 04:48 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome