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Road accidents mar Midsummer's Eve

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09:38 CEST+02:00
A slew of traffic accidents were reported across Sweden on Midsummer's Eve, with one man left seriously injured after he crashed his quad bike.

The man was driving along a road near Alingsås when the accident happened.

In another quad bike incident, two 18-year-olds were injured when their vehicles collided in Värmdölandet, east of Stockholm. The drivers was taken by ambulance to Stockholm South General Hospital.

One of them was unconscious after the accident but later woke up.

A violent collision was reported at Loggarve in western Gotland when a car containing an elderly couple did not stop at an intersection, driving straight out into the road and colliding into the side of a car.

The elderly couple were left stuck in their vehicle and needed to be cut out by the emergency services. The 30-year-old man driving the other car sustained slight injuries and all three were transferred to Visby Hospital.

Two people were taken to hospital after a car flipped on the E22 motorway just south of Lund in southern Sweden.

A further two people were injured when two cars collided in an intersection just north of Ockelbo in northern Sweden. A man and a women in their sixties were taken to Gävle hospital for treatment for their injuries.

An accident in Sollefteå left one person needing hospital treatment after their car drove into a guard rail.

Earlier in the day a 45-year-old man seriously injured in a car accident in northwest of Överkalix in the far north of Sweden.

The accidents caused delays in many areas while debris was cleared from the roads.

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