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Fatal Accident in Borgarfjörður

One person was killed in a traffic accident by Hraunsnef in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland yesterday evening, RÚV reports. Two others were transported to the National University Hospital by helicopter. The cause of the accident is being investigated.

The accident occurred between 9:00 and 10:00 PM yesterday evening when a jeep and a passenger vehicle travelling in opposite directions crashed into each other. The driver of the passenger vehicle died in the crash and the driver and passenger in the jeep were transported to hospital.

Both vehicles are totalled as a result of the accident, which is being investigated by West Iceland Police.

Eleven people have died in traffic accidents in Iceland this year, six in January alone. That month was the deadliest for traffic accidents since record-keeping began some 50 years ago. Iceland ranks among the safer countries in Europe when it comes to road safety, however, and the accident rate has declined steadily over the last couple of decades due to road improvements and safer cars. The deadliest year of this century was in 2000, when 32 people died in traffic. In comparison, nine people died in traffic collisions in all of 2023.

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