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Hazardous Car Accident on Mountain Pass

A man was injured in a car accident on Holtavörduheidi mountain pass on the Ring Road in west Iceland last night. The man was taken to the Landspítali national hospital in Reykjavík by a Coast Guard helicopter.

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A Coast Guard helicopter. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to mbl.is, the man was not seriously injured, although his condition was monitored during the night. The police in Borgarnes said the man was lucky given the circumstances.

The man was driving a passenger car and crashed into a truck driving in the opposite direction. The car was severely damaged but the driver of the truck escaped without injuries, Fréttabladid reports.

Following the accident the road across Holtavörduheidi was closed for some time.

Click here to read about other recent traffic accidents.

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