At least five people were taken to the ER after a traffic accident that involved a vehicle driving straight into the back of a stationary police car, RÚV reports. According to information released by the capital-area fire department and posted by police on Facebook, the accident was quite serious.
According to a post on the Facebook page of capital area police, the accident, which was took place around 3:00 PM on Wednesday afternoon, occurred as police were monitoring traffic speed on Suðurlandsvegur, just west of the Bláfjöll Mountains outside of Reykjavík. They had pulled a car over for speeding and were talking to the driver when another vehicle drove into the back of their stationary car at considerable speed. The vehicle that hit the police car was said to be driving well outside of the lane and was not on the roadway itself when the collision occurred.
Two of the five individuals who were transported to the ER—that is, one of the police officers and the driver who had just been stopped for speeding—suffered serious injuries in the collision. The other people’s injuries were not thought to be serious.
No more information about the collision or the injured parties was known at time of writing.