Anchorage, AK (November 26, 2020) – A local law enforcement officer had to be extricated from her squad car in East Anchorage on Monday, November 23rd after an SUV crashed into it and rammed it into a traffic pole.
According to initial reports, at about 3:10 a.m., a 2007 Toyota 4Runner driven by 19-year-old Cody Peterson was heading southbound on Boniface Parkway when he blew through a red light at the DeBarr Road intersection and collided with an eastbound patrol car that had the green light.
A couple of on-duty paramedics from the Anchorage Fire Department saw the accident and immediately evaluated both drivers.
The officer, however, had to be extricated from her heavily-damaged vehicle by the firefighters. She was transported to a local hospital for emergency treatment of a head injury.
Peterson did not appear to be injured.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injury Accident in Anchorage
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