The serious accident on Thursday afternoon on the A2 between Utrecht and Amsterdam near Breukelen was probably caused by one or more drivers who were ducking for ducks on the road, the police reported on Thursday evening.
Around 2.45 p.m. a truck collided with a so-called car ambulance, a trailer for transporting cars. Then another truck collided with the first truck and then a van.
Two people were injured in the accident. One person was trapped and was liberated by the fire brigade.
Due to the accident, only one lane was initially available for passing traffic. As a result, traffic on the A2 from Utrecht crashed completely. At the height of the crowds, there was a traffic jam of about 15 kilometers and the delay was more than two hours, the ANWB reported. Road users were diverted on the A12, A27 and A1.
The traffic jam was not resolved until around 8.30 pm. However, due to the handling of the accident, two of the five lanes are still closed. Rijkswaterstaat expects the road to be completely released around midnight.
Police, who have launched an investigation into the incident, are looking for witnesses or dashcam footage of the collision. The police are also looking for the driver who braked or fled for the ducks.