Dutch police arrest concert hit-and-run driver

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The collision took place close to one of the campsites a short distance from the festival concert in Landgraaf, the Netherlands June 18, 2018.

Dutch police on Monday 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 incident took place at Pinkpop, a three-day festival in Landgraaf in the south of the country, at about 04:00 (02:00 GMT) on Monday.

It was not clear if the collision was intentional or an accident.

Belgian and German police joined in the search for the white Fiat Doblo van, which had a Dutch licence plate according to witnesses.

The organisation behind the festival said in a statement posted to Facebook that it was “deeply shocked” by the news.

The festival, attended by tens of thousands of fans, had come to an end hours before with a performance by singer Bruno Mars.

Many of the fans had camped in the area overnight and the collision took place close to one of the campsites a short distance from the festival.

 

Zainab Sa’id