Elderly Man Seriously Injured In Loimaa Crash

Slippery conditions in the area this morning contributed to two different crashes, a few kilometres apart.

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Photograph at the Loimaa crash scene / Credit: Tilannehuone

An elderly man has been seriously injured after a car crash on Wednesday morning.

It happened in Loimaa, which is in southwest Finland between Turku and Tampere.

Police say the car drove into the back of a truck, which was waiting at a bus stop for the road to be salted. Rescue service personnel say the road conditions were very slippery.

The elderly driver was injured in the high speed crash, and a helicopter came to airlift him to hospital. The road was closed for about an hour while the rescue operation took place.

Meanwhile a few kilometres away another crash involved two vehicles this morning, between Loimaa and Ypäjä. None of the occupants of the cars were seriously injured.