Two died, three were seriously injured in Kokkola, Sipoo

One person was killed and three were seriously injured when a van carrying six people fell off the road late Friday in Kokkola on the west coast of Finland.

According to the Ostrobothnian Police Department, the accident occurred when a van from Central Ostrobothnia, Kannus, slipped from the road into 28 ditches, felling several trees. The Rescue Department received an alarm about the accident at about 9:30 p.m.

There were five people in the car in addition to the driver. One of the passengers died in the injuries sustained in the accident. Three other passengers were seriously injured.

Police and the Security Investigation Center are investigating the accident.

Police Commander Stefan Nordman, which is conducting a police investigation, declined to disclose the age or gender of the deceased passenger or to comment on the possible causes of the accident at this stage.

However, he told Finnish news agencies that the police did not believe that alcohol had contributed to the incident.

The accident took place on Kajaanintie in Kälviä, near the border between Kannus and Kokkola. The road was closed for an hour.

The accident in Eastern Uusimaa requires one person

Earlier on Friday night, the driver of the car died in a traffic accident in Sipoo, east of Helsinki.

Eastern Uusimaa police said on Twitter that one car was involved in the accident. According to an eyewitness, a small car had drifted into a ditch.

The Rescue Department received notification of the accident shortly after 7 p.m. It was held on Keravantie (route 148) near Inex Partners’ logistics center, between Nikkilä and Kerava.

Timo Tuomainen Itäväylä, a spokesman for the Eastern Uusimaa Rescue Department, said that the units of the Eastern and Central Uusimaa Rescue Department participated in the rescue and clearing work, which slowed down traffic by about two hours.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Source: The Nordic Page


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