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Two Die in Traffic Accident Outside Reykjavík

By Yelena

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A collision between a camper van and a motorcycle on Vesturlandsvegur outside Reykjavík yesterday afternoon caused the death of the motorcycle driver and passenger, RÚV reports. The driver of a second motorcycle was also hospitalised with serious injuries after he lost control of his vehicle. Recent road works may have played a part in the accident.

The accident occurred shortly after 3.00pm yesterday. Response crews were quick to arrive at the scene and the road was closed until nearly 7.00pm while they worked. The road where the accident occurred was newly paved and was said to be slippery.

“We are of course taking this very seriously,” Bergþóra Þorkelsdóttir, director of the Icelandic Road and Coastal Association, told RÚV reporters. “There were two contractors working for us there, on the one hand the one who surfaces the road and on the other hand the one that supervises. And it’s our estimation that the contractor did not perform their work in accordance with the terms of the contract. We will leave no stone unturned in this case.”

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