A bus carrying Storhamar’s premier league ice hockey team ran off the road on its way to a match in Lillehammer on Sunday afternoon, when its driver suffered a heart attack. The driver, in his 60s, was rushed to the local hospital but declared dead on arrival.
The bus carrying the Storhamar Dragons landed in a ditch off Nordsetervegen. No one was injured but the team and its managers called the episode “dramatic.”
“It was a shock when the bus ran off the road,” Storhamar manager Mathias Saxrud told state broadcaster NRK. “But all the players and the staff on board were okay.” The hockey match started as planned at 5pm and the team from Hamar beat Lillehammer by a score of 5-1. There was no victory celebration afterwards, though.
“There was no good mood, no,” Saxrud said. “There was silence and grief when we got the news that the driver had died. We feel for his family and everyone is taking this hard.”