The Ring Road was closed while police worked at the site of the accident, resulting in traffic delays into the evening. IceNews; news and events from Iceland, Scandinavia and Northern Europe. The 1,377ft bridge was built in 1973 and is the second longest bridge in Iceland. It flipped over and was totally destroyed. What started as a two-vehicle crash turned into a multicar disaster, when four semi tractor-trailers crashed in the same place. Copyright © 2003 - 2020 Fröken Ltd. All rights reserved. The accident was reported at …
In terms of fatalities, this was one of the worst car accidents in Icelandic history. The Vatnajokull glacier is the largest in Europe, covering 8% of Iceland's landmass including the island's tallest peak Hvannadalshnjukur at 2,200 metres tall (7,218ft).
Temperatures at the time were around freezing and roughly an hour before sunrise in Iceland.
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Your essential guide to life, travel and entertainment in Iceland. The vehicles crashed at high speed, flipping one of them. I tried to talk to the driver, calm him down, he was trapped inside the car. The area where the car crashed is described as "the most popular destination on the south coast". One person is dead, following an accident on Ring Road 1 in Southeast Iceland yesterday, in which a pedestrian was run over by a car, mbl.is reports. 1358 days ago Two killed in accident on N1, motorists urged to be cautious