Jeep Rolled To Avoid Hitting Sheep

Jeep Rolled To Avoid Hitting Sheep

Published July 24, 2014

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Two tourists risked their lives in order to swerve around a sheep that had jumped into the road.

Vísir reports that the incident took place in Vatnsnes, northwest Iceland, at about four o’ clock this morning. While traveling on a country road, the two tourists were suddenly faced with a sheep that had bounded into their path.

The quick-thinking driver swerved to avoid the sheep, causing one of the front wheels to slam into a roadside ditch. This sent the jeep rolling across the road, eventually coming to a stop on its driver side. The first person on the scene was photographer Þröstur Guðlaugsson, who assisted the two tourists from the jeep.

Paramedics and police from the nearby village of Blönduós arrived shortly thereafter. By coincidence, a Coast Guard helicopter taking part in the seal census happened to be flying near the area, and landed on the road to provide assistance.

Although the tourists had only minor injuries, they were visibly shaken, and were taken to Blönduós for further examination. The sheep escaped unscathed.

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