Icy roads lead to traffic woes

(Police)
1/14/2015 12:37 PM
Category: Politics

Icy roads have caused traffic accidents all over the country, leading to an unprecedented 13-car pile-up in Nothern Estonia.

The accident happened during the morning rush-hour on Tallinn-Narva highway, which connects the capital to Estonia's third-largest city, when icy road conditions led to a collision between four lorries and nine passenger cars. Four people were taken to the hospital from the scene, but none suffered life-threatening injuries, police told ERR's uudised.err.ee.

Delfi reports that the chain of collisions was triggered by a timber truck trying to make a U-turn. Police representative at the scene told ERR that instead of one continuous pile-up, there were 3 crashes in the space of 150-200 meters. You can watch the video from the scene here (in Estonian).

Delfi and Postimees also report that four coaches, three of them this morning, and a number of other vehicles have crashed in Järva county. Fortunately, no passengers were injured.

People using public transport outside of larger cities should be prepared for delays.

M. Oll

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