The two foreign travelers who were seriously injured when their SUV overturned by Hellissandur in West Iceland yesterday morning are being kept unconscious on a ventilator. Their condition remains serious.
Three individuals, two of whom are seriously injured, were taken by Coast Guard helicopter to national university hospital Landspítali in Reykjavík this morning after their SUV overturned by Hellissandur on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland.
Due to the widespread practice of allowing farm animals to roam free - during the summer months, traffic accidents involving them, and sheep in particular, are relatively common in rural Iceland. Fear of legal action, however, often deters drivers from reporting such incidents.
A small private plane crashed into the shallows off Mosfellsbær, a neighboring town of Reykjavík yesterday. The pilot, who was the only one onboard, managed to break out of the wreck and wade ashore. Two golfers, who witnessed the accident, came to his assistance.
Two tourists who were transported to Landspítali National University Hospital by helicopter after landing in a car accident between Hvolsvöllur and Seljalandsfoss, South Iceland, on Saturday afternoon have now been discharged from intensive care.
The older boy of the two who got stuck in the drain below the manmade waterfall of the dam Reykdalsstífla in Hafnarfjörður on Tuesday has been discharged from hospital. His younger brother is still being kept unconscious on a ventilator.
Two boys, who are in elementary school, got stuck in a small manmade waterfall by the dam Reykdalsstífla in Lækurinn, a stream in the town of Hafnarfjörður outside Reykjavík, yesterday. CPR proved successful on one of the boys at the scene but the other is being kept unconscious on a ventilator...
A two-year-old boy died in a tractor accident on a farm in South Iceland yesterday. He was sitting inside the tractor but fell out of the door opening and landed under a trailer the tractor was pulling.
Alexandra Ósk Magnúsdóttir, whose car overturned near Sandgerði in South Iceland on March 22, thanked the men who saved her life and the lives of her two young children at the fire station in Keflavík yesterday, by presenting them with flowers and engraved shields.
Fisheries Iceland, the association of fisheries companies in Iceland, demand that fish processing companies which don’t fulfill safety regulations make immediate improvements. While accidents at sea have decreased significantly, accidents in fish processing are up by 70 percent in the past five...
A foreign tourist died in a traffic accident on the Ring Road in South Iceland, west of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, between 9 and 10 am this morning. It appears as if the driver lost control of the vehicle due to the poor road conditions, resulting in the car overturning.
Travelers visiting the beach Djúpalónssandur on Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland risked their lives by standing too close to the surf on two occasions on Saturday. Giant waves crashed over the people and started pulling them out to sea.
A small apartment complex in Hörðaland in Fossvogur in Reykjavík was evacuated last night due to a fire which had started in the basement apartment. Two people were taken to the emergency room because of smoke inhalation.
Firefighters in Reykjavík were called out shortly before noon today because of a fire in an apartment in Mánatún in an apartment complex the center of the capital. A woman, who was alone in the apartment, was rescued and taken to the emergency room.
An avalanche fell in the slope above the road Urðarvegur in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, yesterday afternoon. Two men were caught by the avalanche, one of whom ended up with a fractured arm. The other man escaped unharmed.
A woman was saved from the ocean yesterday morning after her car ran off the pier at Miðbakki harbor in Reykjavík. She was taken to the Landspítali National University Hospital emergency room and the doctor on duty described her condition as critical.
Icelandic journalist Óttar Sveinsson is planning to apply for access to the Royal Navy’s documents on the sinking of an Icelandic freighter, causing the death of six men, in 1986 once the confidentiality will be lifted late next year, 30 years after the accident.
A man who lost three fingers in a fireworks accident on New Year’s Eve 2013 has now filed a lawsuit against the sales agent, the agent’s insurance company and the minister of justice. He believes the firework was faulty and holds both the importer and state responsible.
So far this year, four persons have died in three car accidents in Iceland. Traffic-related deaths have never been fewer since they were first registered in 1966. Their number peaked in 1977 when 37 persons died in traffic.
Twenty containers, which were being transported by Eimskip vessel Dettifoss en route to Iceland, fell into the ocean 85 nautical miles northwest of the Faroe Islands last night when the ship was hit by rogue waves.
The carcasses of all 12 horses who were found in the frozen Bessastaðatjörn pond, near Reykjavík, yesterday, have been freed from the ice. Divers broke through the ice and a helicopter from Reykjavík Helicopters heaved the dead horses out of the pond.
The carcasses of 12 horses were found in Bessastaðatjörn in Álftanes near Reykjavík yesterday. They are believed to have walked onto the frozen pond in one of the past days and fallen through the ice.
Senior police officer in Selfoss Oddur Árnason stated on Friday that emergency services were very surprised to find the man, whose car a witness saw run into Öxará river in Selfoss the previous evening, alive.
The strangest “accident” occured in Reykjavík. A couple of people drove into a car park. They didn't want to wait for the gate to open. The rest is history.