The man who was transported yesterday by helicopter to hospital after the car he drove rolled over in Reynisfjall mountain by Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland, should be able to leave intensive care today, according to mbl.is. Detective Magnús Páll Sigurðsson, South Iceland police, says it’s a miracle the story didn’t have a worse ending, since the car rolled down a 100 meter (328 ft) slope in the mountain.
The tourist, who is in his late forties, was thrown out of the vehicle halfway down the slope. Magnús told mbl.is the man was driving up the gravel road, along with other people, when the car got stuck. He decided to turn the car around and had the other people get out while he did so. Unfortunately, the car landed off the road, as he backed it, and rolled down the slope.
The vehicle rolled up to 20 times until it landed upside down in a ditch. As the man was thrown out midway, he landed under the car. His injuries appeared considerably more serious at first than they turned out to be. He remains hospitalized.
The winding track going up the mountain lies from the Ring Road, just beyond Vík.