An outdoor toilet fell off the trailer on which it was being transported and hit an oncoming car on road 36 from Reykjavík to Þingvellir National Park, South Iceland, on Sunday. The car was badly damaged but the driver and the passenger were unhurt albeit in a state of shock after being hit by the flying outdoor toilet.
Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
The police in nearby Selfoss said in a statement that people should secure, as well as they can, the goods they are transporting. According to the police, it is happening more and more often that goods being transported become loose, creating danger for other people.
Also over the weekend, the Selfoss police stopped a tourist driving 170 km (106 miles/h) just east of the town. The speed limit on roads outside urban areas in Iceland is not more than 90 km/h (55 miles/h). The man, who was from Spain, had to pay an on-the-spot fine of USD 1000 and also lost his licenses for three months.
Last week, a Russian citizen was stopped by the same police, at the same speed, mbl.is reports.
Drive carefully while in Iceland, you never know when a flying outdoor toilet will hit you.