Anchorage, AK (December 10, 2020) – One man was killed when two box trucks collided head-on on Seward Highway on Tuesday, December 8th.
Troopers were dispatched to the scene of the accident at about 9:25 a.m.
A truck that was traveling northbound along Seward Highway started fishtailing and veered into oncoming lanes of traffic near Granite Creek, directly into the path of a southbound truck and the two collided head-first.
The southbound truck driver, Ifomaavu Tagalu, 34, a resident of Anchorage, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The two passengers in his truck were transported via ambulances to separate hospitals in Anchorage, as was the other truck driver, Yulier Guevara, 34, a resident of Hollywood, Florida. The injuries sustained by all three are were believed to be non-life-threatening but no indication of their current conditions has been given.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ifomaavu Tagalu, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Inclement Weather Accidents in Anchorage
Residents of Alaska are very familiar with inclement weather. Anchorage sees an average of almost seven feet of snow every year and, in the winter, temperatures are routinely below freezing. Snowdrifts present dangers for pedestrians and drivers and snowstorms cut your visibility to almost nothing.
No matter the weather, drivers on Alaska’s roadways are obligated to drive safely. Although people are aware that driving on slippery roads and with reduced visibility demands extra focus and care, there are still drivers who disregard the dangers to themselves and others and put everyone in harm’s way.
Almost any kind of error in judgment behind the wheel could lead to a serious car crash and when the weather is bad, your chances of being involved in a serious or fatal accident rise dramatically. A study published in the Washington Post reported that any kind of falling precipitation, like snow or rain, increases your risk of a deadly car crash by more than 33%.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident, the Alaska car accident attorneys at Jason Skala Personal Injury Law are ready to help. We have the skill and determination that you need in your corner to receive the full sum of the monetary recovery allowed by Alaska state law.
With a meticulous and up-to-date knowledge of the state’s legal system, our experienced car accident attorney knows the right way to construct a profitable Alaska personal injury case. He has worked hard to earn his esteemed reputation as one of the leading personal injury attorneys in the Anchorage area and is proud of the valuable legal experience he has acquired throughout the course of his career.
If you were recently injured by the recklessness of another driver, then we firmly recommend that you meet with a dedicated personal injury attorney by calling (907) 569-6633 and schedule a free assessment of your Alaska car accident claim and advice pertaining to the legal action he advises based on your situation.
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