Finnish woman in her late 20s dies in traffic accident in Kautokeino

Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

A Finnish woman in her late 20s has been confirmed dead after a serious traffic accident on the E45 in Kautokeino Municipality in Finnmark. The accident involved two vehicles.

The next of kin have been notified, the police said on Twitter.

“We do not know the cause of the accident yet,” operations manager Jon Kåre Olsen told NTB earlier on Thursday.

The accident happened on the E45 between Masi and Kautokeino, and the police reported the accident just before 3 PM.

“The accident was a collision between a passenger car and a lorry. The driver of the passenger car has been confirmed dead, while the driver of the lorry is uninjured,” the police noted on Twitter.

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1 Comment on "Finnish woman in her late 20s dies in traffic accident in Kautokeino"

  1. Vernon Childers | 6. August 2022 at 17:39 | Reply

    How many people die from sleepy driving every year in the United States?

    Statistics about sleepy driving

    Like any dangerous behavior, one of the most important ways to encourage people to stop engaging in it is to educate them on how common and widespread the behavior is. Sleepy and fatigued vehicle operation is no different, and – tragically – this potentially life-threatening behavior is a lot more common than you might think. Consider the following:

    Approximately one out of every 25 drivers over the age of 18 say that they have fallen asleep while driving an automobile within the last 30 days. This is not to say that they simply drove while sleepy. This is to say that one out of 25 people literally fell asleep behind the wheel.
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believes that in 2013, sleepy driving caused 800 deaths, 44,000 injuries, and 72,000 crashes. However, it’s likely that these figures are the result of underreporting because it’s very difficult for police to ascertain that a driver who caused a collision was sleepy. Other statistics suspect that as many as 6,000 fatal auto collisions happen as a result of sleepy driving every year.

    Why would it be any different in any other country? Falling asleep at the wheel.

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