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Ambulance hit by huge ice blocks

By Iceland Review

An ambulance transporting a patient from Akranes to Reykjavík was severely damaged yesterday when giant ice blocks flew from the roof of a truck and hit the front of the emergency vehicle.

According to Morgunbladid, no one was harmed in the accident, which took place near Mosfellsbaer, outside Reykjavík. But as the ice blocks ruined the communication equipment of the ambulance, the damage is estimated to be worth ISK one million (EUR 11,035, USD 14,156).

The ambulance driver, Gísli Björnsson, told Morgunbladid that the ice blocks had suddenly come flying towards him. He said that if the heavy ice blocks had crashed through the windscreen of the ambulance, he would probably have been killed.

When Björnsson realized how serious the damage to the ambulance was, he decided to follow the truck to have a word with the driver. The truck driver had not noticed the ice blocks coming loose and was, according to Björnsson, devastated by the accident.

Police told Morgunbladid that truck drivers, as all other drivers, should remove snow and ice from the roof of their vehicles to prevent accidents like this.

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