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Fatal Collision in Downtown Reykjavík Under Investigation

A man in his thirties was killed in a Reykjavík traffic accident involving a delivery van and a telescopic handler, Vísir reports. The accident has prompted an investigation by local police and the Icelandic Research Committee for Transportation Accidents.

Front fork in a lowered position

A male in his thirties was fatally injured in a vehicular accident at the intersection of Lækjargata and Vonarstræti in downtown Reykjavík on Wednesday afternoon.

The collision, involving a delivery van and a telescopic handler, was reported to police at 1:23 PM. The van’s driver was declared dead at the scene.

An eyewitness account from a Vísir reporter noted that the telescopic handler’s front fork was in a lowered position and penetrated the front section of the delivery van. Students at the MR Junior College also witnessed the collision.

Both the Capital Area Police and the Icelandic Research Committee for Transportation Accidents are currently investigating the incident to determine its cause.

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