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King of Sweden Escapes Unhurt in Stockholm Car Accident

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 06:56 AM

King Carl Gustav XVI of Sweden escaped unhurt from a car accident in Stockholm on Wednesday, according to the Swedish Royal Court.

"The car that the King was travelling in had a minor collision at Nockeby bridge just outside the Drottningholm Palace," the court said in a statement, adding that the monarch was unhurt and continued on a journey to the north of Sweden after the accident.

Sweden is one of world's safest countries to drive in -- according to traffic accident statistics -- but the country's royal family have had some notable mishaps on the road.

A district known as "The Kings Bend" (Kungens Kurva), southwest of the capital -- home to the world's largest Ikea store -- was named after the current monarch's grandfather, Gustaf V, whose car wound up in a ditch there in 1946 when his driver took the turn too fast.

The King's Roundabout in the southern town of Norrkoeping, was named after Carl Gustav XVI who collided with another car there in 2005 when driving his BMW.

 

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King Carl Gustav XVI of Sweden escaped unhurt from a car accident in Stockholm on Wednesday, according to the Swedish Royal Court. The car that the King was travelling in had a minor collision at Nockeby bridge just outside the Drottningholm Palace, the court said in a...
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