Two children and a young man have died in a serious accident involving a wrong-way driver in the Netherlands. The parents of the killed children were seriously injured, the police said on Sunday. According to this, a 19-year-old man had driven his car in the wrong direction late Saturday evening near Amersfoort and collided head-on with the oncoming car of the family from Hilversum. The family's two children, aged 12 and 14, died, and their parents were seriously injured. Her condition is worrying, the police said. The 19-year-old wrong-way driver was seriously injured and taken to a hospital and died there a short time later.

The accident occurred at the Hoevelaken motorway junction east of Amsterdam. Many relief workers had been deployed, including two mobile teams of doctors, according to a press release from the Dutch police. Highway 1 was closed in both directions for several hours. Why the 19-year-old had driven in the wrong direction remained unclear at first.