13 Injured After Ferry Crashes Into Amsterdam Quay

By ,   May 7, 2018 ,   Accidents

13 people were injured after a passenger ferry across IJ river crashed into De Ruijterkade close to Amsterdam Central Station Sunday afternoon, May 6. The police are currently investigating the accident.

One passenger was taken to hospital with broken wrist. A pregnant woman was also sent to hospital for examination. Everyone else onboard sustained minor injuries.

Port of Amsterdam

Image: Port of Amsterdam (Holland)

Municipal transport company GVB said a technical defect might have caused the crash. They added that the left screw might have been broken, but had to investigate that properly.

The police had ferry's driver do breathalyzer test. He wasn't under the influence of alcohol. 

The Amsterdam Noord-Amsterdam Central Station ferry service continued running on Sunday with fewer ferries due to the investigation.