The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police are looking for witnesses to an accident which occurred by the recycling station Sorpa on Dalvegur in Kópavogur on Wednesday last week when a container truck hit a bicyclist.
Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The cyclist was seriously injured in the accident and is being kept unconscious on a ventilator. The cyclist was cycling on a path along Dalvegur and crossing the driveway leading out of Sorpa when the truck hit him, RÚV reports.
There was a sign indicating no entry on the driveway, yet according to work procedures container trucks are permitted to enter Sorpa’s grounds by this driveway to avoid traffic jams at the actual entry while the public is only allowed to exit this way.
The representatives of Sorpa and container company Íslenska Gámafélagid have issued a join statement saying they regret the accident and have reviewed their work procedures and safety measures to prevent future accidents. They intend to cooperate fully with the police during their investigation of the accident.
“The minds and hearts of our employees are with the injured and his family in these tragic circumstances,” the statement reads, mbl.is reports.
According to ruv.is, the investigation is partially intended to determine whether the driver of the truck and/or the driver’s superiors committed a punishable act.
The police ask those who may have witnessed the accident to contact them by calling (+354) 444-1000.