Passengers sustained only minor injuries in an accident involving two buses in Kjalarnes last night, near Reykjavík. RÚV reports that no major injuries were sustained by any of the travellers, whose two busses veered off the road around 7.00pm last night. The passengers were foreign tourists from the United States and the UK.
One of the busses, carrying nearly 30 passengers, flipped onto its side when a gust of wind caused the driver to lose control. The other bus, carrying ten passengers, veered off the road but managed to stay upright. Passengers were transported to an emergency reception centre set up by the Red Cross in Mossfellsbær.
Kevin Pool, one of the passengers, told RÚV he was impressed with the first responders’ professionalism. “Everyone was really professional that showed up there. They were there really fast, they knew what they were doing, it was very calming to know that everyone who was there was so professional and did their job very well.”
Poor driving conditions caused another accident in North Iceland around 10.00pm last night, when a bus carrying 30 teenagers veered off the road. According to regional police, no injuries were sustained.