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Local woman died in collision on Ring Road yesterday in S. Iceland. Three foreign travelers injured

By Staff

  • At the scene The accident took place near Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which can be seen in the background. Photo/Magnús Hlynur

The Ring Road in South Iceland, west of Seljalandsfoss waterfall, was closed yesterday afternoon following a serious car crash. Two cars were involved in the accident which took place at the intersection of the Ring Road and the road to Landeyjarhöfn harbour. According to an announcement from the Police in South Iceland a middle aged local woman died in the crash. Three foreign travelers, all middle aged men, who were in the other vehicle were all injured. Two of the men suffered serious injuries. Their injuries are not considered critical.

The accident took place shortly after two in the afternoon. Two vehicles, one carrying the a local woman who was alone in the vehicle, and the second carrying three foreign travelers, crashed into one another. All the people were wearing seatbelts. Police has not published any further information about the cause of the accident.

The Ring Road was closed following the accident and was not re-opened until 20:00 in the evening. Traffic was re-routed around the accident scene, causing only minor delays to traffic. A helicopter from the Icelandic Coast Guard airlifted the three foreign travelers to the National University Hospital in Reykjavík where they are being treated. The nationality of the three men has not been released.

This is the eight fatal road accident in South Iceland this year.

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