This (below) is the email I have been sending various private investigators.

They have come back with quotes of £350+.

I really can’t afford that.

But maybe a Redditor who speaks Dutch might be able to help me?

“I think my inquiry is an interesting one and I really hope you can help me with.

In July 2014 (maybe the around the 20th – 25th) I came on a holiday with a group of friends to Amsterdam.

While we were over we witnessed a car accident.

A bike rider got run over and stuck underneath a taxi.

I remember the accident vividly it occurred on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, near the Royal Palace.

I ran over with a few other people in the street and tried to lift the taxi off the man.

The driver of the taxi got out of the car and I told him to drive off the man.

When the man tumbled out of the back he appeared to go into shock or cardiac arrest.

Royal Palace of Amsterdam

Royal Palace of Amsterdam

That is as much as I know about the accident, the following month I managed to find an article online about it (I had to translate it so it didn’t make much sense) it said the taxi driver was charged with something I think.

I can’t find the article now.

This whole event had quite an affect on me.

After I saw the man roll out from under the taxi I couldn’t sleep.

I didn’t sleep for a week after.

This caused me to have a panic attack while I was driving back home in England, I crashed my car seriously.

I still occasionally have trouble sleeping.

I am inquiring about your services to get some closure to this event.

I would like an investigator to find out:

  1. The details of the crash on the July morning
  2. If the man caught under the car fully recovered

I wish I had stuck around on the scene to find out more at the time.

When the car rolled off the man I had no idea what sort of state he was in, but he looked horrendous.

I want to know if I did the right thing telling the driver to drive off the man.

Is this the type of thing you may be able to help me with?

Please, can you provide me with a quote for how much such work may cost?



Pretty self-explanatory.

What do you think RBI can you help?


Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

From Reddit:


Think this was the article:

Cyclist ‘intentionally’ hit by taxi


I found two more articles, but they certainly don’t seem to give any names.

Perhaps there is more information:

Cyclist seriously injured after collision with taxi 

Cyclist seriously injured after collision with taxi



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