Høyfjellshotell – Man killed after going downhill in VG

Høyfjellshotell - Man killed after going downhill in VG
Foggy weather conditions: The scene of an accident on County Road 51 in Valdres Wednesday morning.

A car driver has died in a skid in Valdres.

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25-year-old Sondre Bjørnødegård from Aurdal died. Police in Innlandet said the name will be released at the request of the next of kin.

Vektrafixcentralen East reported on Wednesday morning that the accident happened when a large car veered off the salvage road at Beiktin Hoifgelshotel in Valdres.

According to police in Inlandet, one person is involved. Police received a complaint at 06:12.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the road was subsequently closed.

– There is a truck that left the road. The occupant of the car was injured. Police have arrived at the scene and are working to evacuate him, supervisor Keir Rooney Exey told VG on Wednesday morning.

In an update, police said emergency services were working to free the trapped driver. An air ambulance also reached the accident site.

Detours will be in place for passenger cars, but no detours for heavy vehicles.

– There is fog and vertigo in the region. “We are still working to free the person in question who we believe is seriously injured,” task leader Geir Rune Xe said in an update to VG at 08.40.

– The vehicle is located in the terrain, heavy rescue vehicles will be needed to protect the accident site so that we can easily move to a better location, Exey explained.

The driver was pronounced dead at 10.14.

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According to the police, there will be traffic jam for a long time at that place. Vegtrafiksentralen reports that county road 51 near Paiktin will be closed for several hours in the future. The Norwegian Road Administration’s accident investigation team and the police are working at the scene to map the sequence of events.

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