No one was hurt in a collision on the bridge over Tungufljót river yesterday when a rental car collided with a school bus, but both cars are badly damaged. According to the school bus driver, the reason for the collision was that the driver of the other car was not familiar with single-lane bridges.
Yesterday afternoon, first responders were called to the bridge over Tungufljót river, on the road between two popular tourist attractions, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir. Margeir Ingólfsson, the driver of the school bus, posted on Facebook that the drivers didn’t realise that the bridge could only accommodate one car at a time and instead of waiting for the school bus to pass, drove on to the icy bridge, only to collide with his bus. No one was harmed during the incident but both cars are likely destroyed. After the collision, Margeir claims the other driver asked why there was so little space to meet on the bridge.
Single-lane bridges have been in the discussion lately, following a recent fatal accident on the Núpsvötn bridge as well as increased traffic due to tourism. Speed limits on 75 single-lane bridges around the country were dropped to 50km (31m) per hour following the accident.