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Police Officer Nearly Run Down by Speeding Driver

By Iceland Review

A police officer who was testing the speed of cars by Gullinbrú, the bridge leading to the Reykjavík suburb of Grafarvogur, on Tuesday evening, was almost run down by a speeding driver.


The traffic in Reykjavík. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The incident occurred shortly before 10 pm when it was dark outside. The officer was dressed in a bright yellow light-reflective vest and was holding a large flashlight, ruv.is reports.

He intended to stop the driver as he was speeding at 90 kilometers per hour, at least 20 kilometers over the speed limit.

The driver claimed he hadn’t seen the police officer, who managed to step back in time to avoid being hit by the car. He fell but wasn’t injured.

The police are reviewing their work methods following the incident as this isn’t the first time a police officer’s life has been at risk during speed testing, although there has never been such a close call before.


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