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Hafnarfjörður Mourns Loss of 8-Year Old Boy in Traffic Accident

By Ragnar Tómas

Small boat fishermen crowd the Arnarstapi harbour each summer for the coastal fishing season
Photo: Golli.

An eight-year-old boy was fatally struck by a cement truck in Hafnarfjörður on Monday. A prayer service was organised by the Ástjarnarkirkja church last night.

Saddened beyond words

An eight-year-old boy died in a traffic accident in Ásvellir, Hafnarfjörður, on Monday.

First responders were notified about the accident at 5 PM and arrived promptly at the scene. The accident occurred in the southern part of Ásvellir, near a car park situated between the Ásvallalaug swimming pool and the Haukar sports hall. The boy, who practised football with the Haukar athletic club, was on a bicycle when he was struck by a cement truck.

Mayor of Hafnarfjörður Rósa Guðbjartsdóttir described the accident as tragic beyond words. “This is a day of profound sorrow in Hafnarfjörður, and our thoughts are with the family of the little boy, to whom I extend my deepest sympathy,” Rósa told Mbl.is yesterday.

A prayer service was organised by the Ástjarnakirkja church last night.

Vísir notes that local police and the Traffic Accident Investigation Board are examining the circumstances surrounding the accident.

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