Dutch police arrest driver of delivery van that hit festival-goers

AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - Dutch police on Monday (June 18) arrested the driver of a delivery van that hit festival-goers in the Netherlands, killing one and injuring three, a statement said.

“The police found the white van that was involved in the incident and a suspect has been detained,” it said.

There were no other details provided.

The van struck the four people at a Dutch concert in the early hours of Monday morning, hours after R&B artist Bruno Mars had performed, police said. 

Following the incident, a police statement said the van drove away from the scene and was being sought. Other media reports described the vehicle as a small white bus. 

The incident took place at the “PinkPop” concert, a popular festival being held in Limburg province in the south of the Netherlands. 

A police statement said the street where the incident took place, one of two exits from the concert grounds, had been closed for investigation. 

“The bus is being sought,” the statement said. 

An alert service sent by emergency authorities to cellphones in the area warned people to be alert for a Fiat Diablo with the number 257 as part of its licence plate. 

RTL news reported that a trauma helicopter, ambulances and a heavy police presence were at the scene. 

Bruno Mars was the headline act that closed the three-day concert on Sunday night, hours before the incident took place.