Among the things last Friday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake had major effects on here in the Anchorage region are the area’s roads. Substantial road damage occurred in this natural disaster. The Glen Highway is among the major roads that suffered such damage.
A nationwide surge in pedestrian deaths has safety officials concerned. From 2009 to 2016, the number of pedestrians killed in auto accidents jumped 46 percent. Now the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for increased safety measures.
The Alaska State Troopers are investigating a crash that involved eight people. An AST spokesperson says three people lost their lives, which is not unusual for auto accidents that involve motorcycles. Traffic on Parks Highway was disrupted for almost 12 hours.
Many motorists nationwide, including in Alaska, fail to keep a lookout for motorcycles. When auto accidents involve motorcycles, the occupants of the bikes typically suffer severe injuries, and many even lose their lives. Authorities reported such a fatality on a recent Tuesday.
A motor vehicle accident is jarring, often happening in a matter of seconds. You will be especially shaken if the accident was serious, resulting in injuries. It is beneficial to know what information to gather at an accident scene before one ever happens. Before seeking out the other driver's information, you should take immediate steps to stay safe:
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is naturally a traumatic experience for anyone. Sadly, driver negligence has been responsible for the deaths of many passengers in Alaska auto accidents. Two families have to deal with these circumstances after a recent fatal crash occurred in Cantwell.
Chronic pain can affect any person's quality of life. Sometimes, victims of auto accidents in Alaska suffer delayed injuries, and by the time the symptoms appear they may not connect them to the crash. For that reason, a medical examination after any accident is crucial. Back injuries often become evident days or even weeks after a collision. The spinal column along with all the connected muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves protect the spinal cord that carries messages to the brain.
When people think of dangerous occupations, they list jobs such as police officer, firefighter and construction worker. However, truck drivers remain one of the most deadly occupations in the United States, with over 800 fatalities in the last year.
Authorities in Southwest Alaska are investigating an ATV rollover that occurred in the early morning hours of a recent Wednesday. Reportedly, Alaska State Troopers were called to crash scene at about 3:30 a.m. This incident was one of many auto accidents that involve young drivers during the summer break.
It appears two injured passengers were left at a crash scene in Alaska for about 18 hours before they were transported to a hospital. This was one of those auto accidents that was only discovered many hours after it occurred. According to the Wrangell police department, the two individuals were in a car that crashed sometime during the night on a recent Sunday. They say two other occupants of the vehicle did not survive.