On Tuesday morning at 09.44, the police moved out to a traffic accident between a bus and a car in Luster in Western Norway.
Police described the scene of the accident as chaotic.
– There are a total of twelve people involved, ten people in the bus, several of whom have minor injuries, and two people in the car, the extent of the damage is serious, says operations manager Steinar Hausvik in a press release.
One person has been confirmed dead after the accident. Relatives have been notified.
Air ambulance and rescue helicopter arrived at the scene.
– We have released a person who was trapped. The person was left to an ambulance and sent to hospital, says Geir Ove Sva in Sogn fire and rescue to Dagbladet.
The Road Traffic Center’s accident group has been notified and is on site.
Vegtrafikksentralen vest reports that county road 55 Stupshøltunnelen between Sogndal and Hafslo will be closed for many hours.
– It is slippery on the spot and snowy, says Sva.
Sva states that the police direct the traffic on the spot. He says that there was major material damage.
The police are investigating to find out the course of events and the cause of the accident.
Marianne Frønsdal, communications director at Tide, confirms to Bergens Tidende that one of their buses is involved in the accident.
She states that the company has set crisis staff and is working to get an overview of the incident.
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