Following an accident on Suðurlandsvegur yesterday, January 3, nine individuals were flown to Reykjavík for medical care. The accident in question occurred shortly before 2:00. According to initial reports, the individuals are in stable condition.
The accident occurred east of Fagurhólmsýrar on the South Coast.
An SUV and a smaller vehicle were involved in the incident. In total, nine passengers were aboard the vehicles.
In total, two coast guard helicopters and one coast guard surveillance plane were dispatched. The two helicopters were sent directly to the scene of the accident, taking the first six individuals. The coast guard plane landed in the town of Höfn, taking the final three.
The accident was attributed to the weather, which has left much ice on the roads in the past days. Following the crash, a stretch of Suðurlandsvegur was closed to traffic, but has since been re-opened.
Both vehicles are reported as badly damaged. The individuals are reported to have suffered serious injuries as well, but are in stable condition.