Investigation of run-off-the road accident involving a bus on the E16 road by Steinssletta, Hole in Buskerud municipality 26 June 2019


The AIBN is investigating the run-off-the-road accident that happened 26 June 2019 at 0730 am. A bus in regular service with 20 passengers on board was on the way from Oslo to Hønefoss when it drove off the road on the right side of the road. The speed limit on site was 70 kph.

A bus on the way from Oslo to Hønefoss drove off the road at E16 by Steinsletta. At the end of a long, straight part of the road, the bus drove slightly off the road at the right side. The bus drove off road parallel to the roadway for a short while, before it moved further to the right on the grass covered field. The journey ended when the bus crashed into the concrete wall of a garage, and the front of the bus was crushed in the collision.

Even though the bus driver was jammed and had to be released by a rescue team, he avoided serious injuries. Three passengers were slightly injured in the accident, and there were material damage on the bus and the garage. Although there were minor injuries in the accident, the AIBN consider that the injury potential was high at the incident.

The sequence of events is well documented, and the investigation will directed towards underlying conditions that might have contributed to the accident. Vehicle safety for the driver, seat belt use among the passengers and factors related to the rescue work will also be investigated.


Photo: AIBN

Latest update: 23.07.2019

E16, Steinssletta, Hole in Buskerud
Occurrence date
Accident type
Run-off-the-road accident
Road class
European road
Police Disctrict
Søndre Buskerud
Vehicle type
Bus or coach
Type of Transportation
Passenger transport
Road region
Eastern Region
Accident category
Ulykke med buss
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