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Wounded man ignored at the side of the road

By Iceland Review

Many cars, including vacant taxis, drove past a seriously wounded man in Reykjavík this weekend, as he was trying to ask for help after falling into a well.

Páll Kristinsson told RÚV he had decided to walk to his home in Reykjavík suburb Grafarvogur after attending a party in the suburb Árbaer close to midnight on Saturday night.

A car with four young men pulled up by Kristinsson and the youngsters inside screamed at him and threatened him. Kristinsson said he ran away and down a hill, but tripped and fell into some kind of a drain or a well.

Kristinsson was knocked unconscious, broke his cheek bone, his nose and shoulder. Once he gained consciousness he tried to stop cars to ask for help. His cell phone did not work after the fall.

Kristinsson said two or three vacant taxis slowed down but sped up again after noticing how he looked. Finally a taxi stopped which drove Kristinsson to the hospital.

He arrived at the hospital at 4 am and was so cold that he needed to be warmed up. Kristinsson said he is shocked that cars had not stopped or at least called for an ambulance.

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