Car crash leaves three young men hospitalized

A car which crashed through a roundabout at high speed in southern Sweden flipped over and caught fire, leaving three young men hospitalized.

The accident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning in the southern Swedish town Varberg.

Police were alerted to the scene at 2.30am by concerned eye-witnesses.

The three men, all born in 1990, had been speeding on a highway heading north from Varberg, but the reckless ride ended suddenly with a massive crash.

“They went straight through the roundabout and became airborne. They flew almost 30 metres before the car landed, flipped over and caught fire,” county duty officer Johan Johansson told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

The young men have all been taken to Varberg’s hospital, as all three suffered broken bones and lesions in the crash. Two sustained only mild injuries, but one of the men is reported to have suffered more severe injuries, according to the paper.

The men are not from Varberg, according to the police, and Aftonbladet speculated that there may be a connection with the Wheels & Wings car fest Varberg is currently hosting, which has attracted visitors from all over the country.

Police suspect the car’s driver of drunk driving or possibly driving under the influence of drugs.

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Who’s behind Lund’s spate of car burnings?

The university town of Lund has seen a spate of car burnings over the last ten days, and police are stumped as to the possible motive.

Who's behind Lund's spate of car burnings?
A burned out car in Lund. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Patrik Isacsson, the local police chief, said that his city was home to few of the angry, marginalized youths associated with past spates of car burnings in troubled districts like Husby and Rinkeby in Stockholm. 
“We have none of that sort of social unrest,” he told the Sydsvenskan newspaper. “The police have not antagonized any young guys who might want to then take revenge.” 
Lund has seen eight cars set on fire in the past ten days, with the most recent, an attack on a parked taxi on Norrängavägen in the east of the city, taking place early on Monday morning. 
Cars have been set alight across the city, often in locations close to the city centre. 
Isacsson said that the police were struggling to get a lead as none of the owners of the burned cars appeared to have any relation with one another. 
“We just don't know,” he admitted. 
“We are looking at youths in gangs, we're looking at pyromaniacs, we're checking out the people who like to stand and watch when they're burning, and we're looking at people who are mentally unwell and who want to get their frustration out through lighting fires.”
It was also possible that the burnings were part of an insurance fraud, Isacsson said, although he admitted this looked unlikely given the apparent lack of connection between the victims.