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Alaska drunk driving accident kills 1

Teen drivers are generally some of the most inexperienced drivers. They lack the years of driving that typically benefit older drivers, and this inexperience is often exacerbated when alcohol is involved. When an accident results, the consequences can be devastating and even result in serious injury or even death. Police say that one such drunk driving accident in Anchorage left a bicyclist dead in the summer, and now the driver is facing criminal charges in Alaska.

The original accident took place on the morning of July 19 and involved a standard car and a bicycle. Police say that the driver was traveling along a road in front of the bicyclist. Apparently, she decided she was going in the wrong direction and backed up to turn around. She then struck the rider and drove off.

Woman charged for wrongful death in Alaska

Car accidents can be tragic enough if the victims suffer serious injuries, but if an individual is killed in the accident, it can be extremely trying on the family of the victim. The emotional pain of losing a loved one can impair the lives of those impacted, especially if the death is sudden and unexpected. If an individual is found at fault, the judicial process that can occur after the accident can act as a daily reminder for the family of their loss. One woman in Alaska was recently charged for her involvement in a fatal car accident that occurred several months earlier, which caused the wrongful death of a young girl.

The accident took place in May of 2014 when a motor vehicle struck a 4-year-old girl who was riding her bike at the time of the accident. Initial investigations showed that the driver may have been on her cell phone at the time of the accident. The accident tragically killed the small girl.

Car accident in Alaska sends 2 to hospital

Traffic signs are put in place across the United States to help drivers safely navigate the roads that intertwine across the United States, but when these signs are ignored, it can have detrimental consequences for those involved. The negligent driving that is required to totally ignore a traffic sign can quickly create dangerous situations that can turn into severe accidents in an instant. Unfortunately, one car accident in Alaska recently caused several people to acquire major injuries.

The accident took place on the afternoon of July 2 just after 12 p.m. and involved two motor vehicles. Initial investigations showed that the driver of the first vehicle ran a stop sign and struck the second vehicle in the intersection. This caused the second vehicle to drive down an embankment before coming to a complete stop.

Drunk driving accident injures 1 passenger in Alaska

Serious car accidents can be tragic enough if injuries occur, but if the accident occurs for an avoidable reason like drunk driving, the victims can be left with emotional wounds as well. Emotional injury can impact an individual’s life for an extended period of time and even inhibit the victim’s ability to heal his or her physical injuries. Unfortunately, one recent drunk driving accident in Alaska seriously injured one man.

The accident took place on the afternoon of July 23 just before 5 p.m. and involved one motor vehicle. Initial investigations showed police that the driver of the vehicle had struck a guard rail, which ejected her passenger from the vehicle. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident and quickly transported the passenger to the hospital with serious injuries.

Alaska plane crash may have resulted from mechanical error

Alaska residents are no strangers to small planes and helicopters transporting both people and supplies into the more remote areas of the state. As a result, the news of a small plane crash is perhaps more common that in other areas of the country. One recent accident took the life of the pilot and may have been the result of a serious mechanical error.

Witnesses who saw the small plane take off expressed concern over the erratic flight path. Upon leaving the runway, the plane continued in a nose-up position and did not attain a leveled-off flight path. As two witnesses watched, the plane steadily climbed before pitching back down toward the ground with the nose pointed down. The plane crashed, killing the 61-year-old pilot, the aircraft's only occupant.

Car accident in Alaska injures 2, kills driver deemed at fault

Car accidents that are serious enough can often leave the individuals involved with injuries, but if the collision is head on, the severity of the injuries can drastically increase. Typically, head on collisions leave those involved with serious injuries that can inhibit their ability to perform daily tasks, such as go to work. While this has obvious financial consequences for the victim, it can cause emotional pain as well. Unfortunately, one car accident in Alaska recently took the life of one person and left two others with serious injuries.

The two vehicle accident took place on the afternoon of July 10 at around 3:30 p.m. Initial investigation showed that the first vehicle, for unknown reasons, crossed the center line and struck the second vehicle. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident and pronounced the driver of the first vehicle deceased, while the two occupants of the second vehicle were transported to the hospital by helicopter.

Alaska woman could end up facing wrongful death claim

Car accidents can be tragic enough if both vehicles involved are the standard size. However, if an individual involved is driving a vehicle such as a motorcycle or ATV, the injuries can be much more severe. The lack of protection that these types of vehicles offer can often put the occupants at risk of serious injury. An Alaska woman may end up facing a wrongful death claim after a recent accident took the life of someone riding an ATV.

The accident took place in Nov. 2012 and involved an ATV and a standard vehicle. The investigations say that the driver of a car struck the ATV, which in turn killed the rider. It was suspected that the car driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Apparently, subsequent lab testing was completed recently.

Aviation accident in Alaska injures 1

Airplanes are generally a safe way for individuals to travel. However, when the pilot is not aware of their surroundings, it can lead to devastating accidents if there are bystanders in the nearby area. If an individual is struck by an airplane, they can often suffer serious injuries or worse. Unfortunately, one man is in the hospital in Alaska after he was the victim of an aviation accident involving a floatplane.

The accident occurred on June 15 when a floatplane attempted to take off and struck a man who was on a boat. Initial investigations suggested that the pilot took off, hit a gust of downward air and lost altitude. He leveled off and struck the victim after the pilot lost sight of him. The victim was in the process of moving a boat when he was struck.

Man injured in Alaska pedestrian accident

A person on a bike in Alaska may be enjoying a leisurely ride when all of a sudden, a vehicle hits him or her. This type of accident is particularly dangerous for the pedestrian because the biker has virtually no protection against a a speeding automobile. Distracted driving on the part of the motorist may easily lead to this type of a pedestrian accident.

One male biker was injured on a recent Thursday evening after a car struck him. He was on his way to a bike path, getting ready to take a bike ride that was slated to last just about three minutes. While he was trying to cross the road, a compact car ended up hitting him.

Car accident in Alaska injures multiple people

Car accidents that leave the victims with both physical and emotional injuries can be tragic enough, but when the driver at fault is accused of driving while under the influence, it can be even more disheartening. Accidents that are caused by drunk driving are never acceptable, as drivers who decide to get behind the wheel while under the influence run the risk of not only injuring themselves, but those around them on the road. Unfortunately, one car accident in Alaska injured multiple people recently may have involved drunk driving.

The accident took place on June 15 at around 3 p.m. and involved two motor vehicles. The first vehicle, which was occupied by a 63-year-old-man and a 64-year-old woman, was heading north when a car driven by a 44-year-old man reportedly crossed the center line. The two vehicles then collided head-on.