A victim is helped after the car crashed into the crowd in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn.
The driver is in hospital, badly injured, she said. It was not clear if he was one of the 13 injured.
The police are not releasing the name of the driver whose car careered toward a crowd of people who were watching the Dutch royal family riding past in an open-top bus.
The crash happened during celebrations for Queen’s Day, an annual holiday in the Netherlands.
Queen Beatrix was in the bus with her family when the black hatchback zoomed past. The crowds were behind barriers off the road, but security officials and journalists, including many cameramen, were in the road as the car went by.
Members of the royal family saw the crash and gasped, then quickly sat down as the bus continued driving.
The car crashed into the low metal railing around a column on the side of the road. The car appeared heavily damaged even before the crash, but the reason for that was unclear.
Queen’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, and Aruba. The tradition started in 1885 and celebrates the birthday of the queen.
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