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Saab 9-5 breaks through ice road

Immersed Saab 9-5

Ice road over the great lake “Storsjön” is next to Vällviken and is located in Åre Kommun, Jämtland, Sweden.

An ice road is a winter road, or part thereof, that runs on a naturally frozen lake surface in this Swedish region. In winter an ice road connects Isön to the nearby larger island of Norderön.

Firefighters Pull Driver from Submerged Saab 9-5
Firefighters Pull Driver from Submerged Saab 9-5

Although all the ice roads in Sweden are closed due to poor ice conditions, this Saab 9-5 driver did not listen to advice and bans. A man was left in a car that was sinking on the ice road, the emergency services arrived at the scene and were able to bring him to the mainland.

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Saab rescue operation
Saab rescue operation

Rain had melted the snow that was sitting on top of the ice, flooding the surface. Ambulance had taken the Saab driver to the hospital for monitoring. Mountain rescue and emergency services helped to pull the car in the country.

Mountain rescue and emergency services helped to pull the car out on the lake shore.

Stranded Saab 9-5

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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