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Home* News and Stories → Rein­de­er kil­led in traf­fic acci­dent in Lon­gye­ar­by­en

Rein­de­er kil­led in traf­fic acci­dent in Lon­gye­ar­by­en

Traf­fic in Lon­gye­ar­by­en is usual­ly qui­te safe, but Mon­day evening saw a tra­gic acci­dent when a car hit a rein­de­er on way 500. The animal’s back was bro­ken, and the poli­ce did accord­in­gly not have a choice but to kill the rein­de­er on the spot.

The­re are almost always some rein­de­er some­whe­re in Lon­gye­ar­by­en, and they are usual­ly not afraid of peop­le or moving vehi­cles and they don’t watch out for cars befo­re cros­sing roads. Dri­vers the­re­fo­re have to take gre­at care, espe­cial­ly at times of darkness.

Way 500 is the “main street” bet­ween the cent­re and the river. Most streets in Lon­gye­ar­by­en do not have names but num­bers.

Rein­de­er next to the road in Lon­gye­ar­by­en.

Reindeer, Longyearbyen

Source: Sys­sel­man­nen

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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