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Police watch as man dies in motorway crash

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08:06 CEST+02:00
A man died early on Monday morning after a truck collided with his parked car on a motorway in eastern Sweden, with police witnessing the event live on video.

The accident occurred just before 5:30am on the E4 motorway when a truck was driving northwards to Uppsala and hit a silver BMW that had stopped.

Stockholm police have explained the event as an accident, following the breakdown of the car.

“There was something wrong with the car and it sat still while the owner waited for help, and a few minutes later a small truck came and crashed into the unmoving car,” said Anna Johansson of the Stockholm police to the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Meanwhile, police watched the incident occur as the BMW had stopped directly in front of a traffic monitoring camera.

“Someone saw from the corner of their eye that something happened on the screens. When my colleague looked up, they saw that a truck had crashed into the car,” Johansson told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

The truck driver is in a state of shock, though was not injured in the collision, and helped the emergency crew in the rescue attempts.

Meanwhile, traffic has been delayed along the E4 as one lane has been closed to the public.

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