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Tourists Injured in Traffic Accident in Iceland

Six people were taken to hospital, three of whom are seriously injured, after a nine-person mini-bus carrying American and Chinese tourists overturned on the road between Minni-Borg and Svínavatn lake in the upper Grímsnes district in southwest Iceland yesterday.


Two of the injured were transported by helicopter to the Landspítali hospital in Reykjavík. The photo is unrelated to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

Two of the injured were transported by helicopter to the Landspítali hospital in Reykjavík, one person was brought there by ambulance and a fourth individual was moved to Reykjavík after being examined in Selfoss, Fréttabladid reports.

The other two injured tourists are being treated at the hospital in Selfoss. One of those most seriously injured suffered a cut to an artery, the second suffered head trauma and the third internal bleeding. However, they are not in mortal danger.

According to Morgunbladid, the accident was reported at 10:25 am and a large rescue team was sent to the scene.

The road Biskupstungubraut was closed for some time because of the investigation of the scene of the accident and traffic was directed to Sólheimavegur.

Fréttabladid reports that it appears as if the driver, a Chinese woman, lost control of the mini-bus in a turn. The road conditions were good; the road is paved and was dry at the time of the accident.

Chief Constable Oddur Árnason at Selfoss told Morgunbladid that the investigation is, among other items, directed at the car’s registration and licenses, the driver’s licenses and the driver’s relations to the passengers and the owner of the vehicle.

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