Amsterdam: Three Israelis injured by out-of-control car

A car that rammed into pedestrians outside Amsterdam central train station Saturday night injured three Israelis.

Amsterdam police say that the incident was not terror-related, but rather that the driver became sick at the wheel and lost control.

“The suspect has been interviewed, and it appears not to have been intentional. But we are investigating further,” Amsterdam police said on their Twitter account.

Eight people were hurt, “two of them seriously,” the police said in a tweet, adding the driver was under arrest after his car hit the crowd and then crashed into a wall.

Three of the injured were Israelis and one of them is still in hospital, Esther Voet, editor-in-chief of the Nieuw Israelietisch Weekblad Jewish newspaper, wrote on Facebook Sunday.

Dutch media reported the incident took place when police approached a black Peugeot that was badly parked, and the driver tried to speed away.

Several ambulances and police were swiftly on the scene on the busy streets outside the station in the heart of the city.


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