Truck crashes into bridge in central Skellefteå

A truck has crashed into the pedestrian bridge between Scandic and the building where, among others, the Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten), the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket), and the Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) are located.

A lot of debris hangs off the bridge.

A lot of debris hangs off the bridge.

Foto: Christoffer Åhlund

Skellefteå2023-08-28 11:09

A part of Bäckgatan is cordoned off due to the accident.

Property owner Diös has set up a cordon. They are investigating the matter and are in the process of removing debris hanging from the bridge, says Norran's reporter, Christoffer Åhlund.

The site is cordoned off.

Update 10.08:

According to individuals on-site, the floor has completely come loose on a part of the bridge, reports Christoffer Åhlund, who is present at the scene.

The accident is said to have happened quite recently, within the past hour.

There is no information about any personal injuries.

Diös is on-site and investigating the accident.

Update 10.22:

Magnus Lindh, commercial manager at Diös, states that the accident occurred around 9 o'clock.

–Technicians are currently on-site working, he says.

Was anyone injured in connection with the accident?

– No, as far as I know, no one has been injured.

This article will be updated.