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Alaska teen indicted on charges stemming from car accident

A fatal car accident is never easy on the family of the deceased victim, and the months after the accident can often be just as difficult as the initial shock. If the driver who caused the accident faces charges, the judicial process can be long and act as a constant reminder to the family of the deceased victim. In Alaska, one teenager was finally indicted for his involvement in a fatal car accident that occurred eight months ago.

The accident took place in the spring of 2014 and involved an SUV and a semi truck. The collision took place after the defendant reportedly attempted to make a left turn, while failing to yield to an oncoming tractor-trailer. The defendant's SUV was then T-boned by the massive truck.

Convicted Alaska man could face wrongful death claim after crash

A fatal car accident can be emotionally damaging on the family of the deceased victim, but if a case is filed involving the accident, the time after the accident can be just as difficult. Wrongful death cases involving a car accident can often take months or even years to be settled, and while these proceedings are taking place, it is a constant reminder to a family of their loss. For one Alaska family, the driver who was responsible for the death of their loved one was recently convicted, and a wrongful death claim may be considered.

The accident took place in February of 2013 and involved two vehicles. The collision occurred after the defendant had stolen his father's car and ran a red light. It was at this time that he t-boned another vehicle, causing the death of one of the passengers, police reported.

Pedestrian accident kills woman in Alaska

Car accidents that leave victims with injuries can be difficult enough for the victim's family members, but if a victim is killed the emotional pain experienced by their loved ones can be crippling. This type of emotional pain can affect an individual's daily routine for an extended period of time and can impact his or her emotional stability. Unfortunately, one pedestrian accident in Alaska recently took a life unexpectedly.

The accident took place on an early November morning and involved a pedestrian and a motor vehicle. The 42-year-old female victim is believed to have been attempting to cross the street when the collision occurred. Police stated that it is unknown if speed was a factor when the vehicle struck the pedestrian or if road conditions might have played a part in the accident.

Car accident in Alaska causes 1 death

Although weather can be a significant factor in a car accident, sometimes it is not the only factor. Often, if a driver had simply driven in a more cautious manner, the accident could have been avoided -- even in hazardous weather conditions. Unfortunately, a car accident in Alaska resulted in the death of one and serious injuries to another.

The accident took place on the morning of Oct. 31 just before 11 a.m. and involved a car and two pickup trucks. The three vehicles collided on the highway. The car driver was killed and a passenger seriously injured. Emergency personnel attempted to fly the injured victim to the hospital, but the weather prevented the helicopter from landing. Alternatively, emergency personnel drove the victim to the hospital.

Alaska woman killed in car accident

Car accidents are sometimes an extremely traumatic experience for those involved, but if someone dies because of injuries from the accident, it can leave all other victims with even more emotional pain. Normally, victims can focus on making a full physical recovery in a timely manner, but emotional pain can prevent the healing process and can impact an individual's life for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, one woman unexpectedly died after a car accident in Alaska.

The original accident took place on the evening of October 17 at around 7:30 p.m. and involved an SUV and a taxi cab. The two vehicles collided in an intersection, which then sent two women and two children -- who were occupying the taxi -- to the hospital. Emergency personnel originally thought that the injuries suffered by the victims were not life-threatening.

Alaska woman dies from car accident injuries

An accident occurred over a recent weekend involving an SUV and a taxi. An Alaska woman was killed in the car accident and others injured. Authorities are still investigating the crash.

The crash took place on a recent Friday evening at an intersection. According to reports, a 35-year-old driver of an SUV did not stop at a stop sign and crashed into a taxi that was carrying two adult female passengers and a young child. The passengers who were in the taxi were transported to the hospital, where it was apparently revealed that there were no life-threatening injuries. Authorities visited the hospital where they were informed that an initial assessment of one of the female passengers determined that she did not have serious injuries.

Truck and pedestrian accident leaves Alaska man injured

Accidents that involve commercial trucks can be severe enough for other vehicles, but if a pedestrian is struck by one of the massive trucks, the injuries are usually devastating. The lack of protection that pedestrians have combined with the size of the truck can leave the pedestrian critically or fatally injured . Unfortunately, one pedestrian accident in Alaska recently left a victim in serious condition.

The accident took place on the night of Oct. 9 at around 9:45 p.m. but only involved one commercial truck and a pedestrian. The 54-year-old driver of the large semi truck struck the pedestrian with his vehicle, but he remained at the accident scene and called the police. Emergency personnel arrived and rushed the pedestrian to the hospital for treatment of the injuries that he suffered.

Alaska auto accident seriously injures man in Nome

Cranes and other heavy machinery are vital in our ever expanding society, but when these machines malfunction, it can quickly create horrendous situations. These incidents can endanger any individual in the area surrounding the machine and have the possibility of causing severe injuries to victims. Unfortunately, a man in Alaska was recently hurt in an auto accident that involved a vehicle and a falling crane.

The accident took place on Sept. 28 and involved a commercial truck and a piece of a crane. Police stated that the victim was driving a gravel truck at his work site when the crane piece struck his vehicle. An eyewitness stated that the piece of crane fell onto the cab of the truck and crushed the roof, down almost to the driver's seat.

Alaska case could remind family of loss of a loved one

Anytime pedestrians are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, there is a significant chance that they will suffer injuries. However, if the driver is under the influence and makes no attempt to avoid the accident, the outcome may be significantly worse. Even if the vehicle involved is not a standard car, the lack of protection that pedestrians have typically results in their suffering serious injuries. A fatality often leaves the family of the victim with ongoing emotional pain, and any experience that reminds them of the apparent wrongful death could reignite the emotional anguish caused by the loss of a loved one. A court in Alaska recently dismissed a man's accusation that his rights were violated when he was denied certain privileges in his criminal trial in the aftermath of a fatal accident.

The initial accident took place in 2008 when a snowmobile operated by the man struck two people and their sled dogs. Police stated that the driver was under the influence of alcohol, cocaine and marijuana at the time of the accident. The collision resulted in the death of one of the people hit by the snowmobile.

Drunk driving accident in Alaska kills 1 person

Pedestrian accidents occur on a daily basis throughout the United States, and some of these accidents are severe enough to injure or even kill those involved. The small profile of a pedestrian can often make it difficult for drivers to see him or her if the driver is not paying attention. However, if the driver is under the influence while operating a vehicle, the probability of an accident is greatly increased. One such drunk driving accident recently took the life of a pedestrian in Alaska.

The accident occurred on the early morning of September 20 just before 2 a.m. and involved one vehicle and a pedestrian. Initial investigations showed that the pedestrian was attempting to cross the street when he was struck by the driver. The driver then attempted to leave the scene of the accident but was found with the help of bystanders.