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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.

Alaska pedestrian accident kills 1 in Anchorage

Pedestrians are at risk of an accident every time they walk near a road or attempt to cross the street. When a pedestrian is near a road at night, the likelihood of an accident can be increased dramatically. The low visibility that night offers a driver can make it more difficult for drivers to see pedestrians, and the lack of protection that a pedestrian has can increase the severity of an accident if it occurs. Although it can be difficult for drivers to see pedestrians, this is not an excuse as drivers should be more vigilant at night. A pedestrian accident in Alaska recently killed one person.

The accident took place on Sept. 9 at around 11:30 p.m. and involved a motor vehicle and a pedestrian.  Initial investigations showed that the driver of the vehicle was driving southbound on the road when the vehicle struck the pedestrian in the roadway. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene, but the pedestrian was already deceased.

No charges in fatal bicycle crash that led to loss of a loved one

The family of a man killed in an Anchorage, Alaska bicycle accident early this year have recently learned that the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed their loved one will not face criminal charges in the incident. The case has sparked a great deal of debate across the state, as there are a number of factors that complicate the core issues surrounding one family's loss of a loved one. However, after close to eight months of investigation into the matter, local authorities have released a statement outlining their reasons for not charging the driver involved in this bicycle crash.

The accident took place in the early afternoon, as a 65-year-old man was attempting to cross a busy roadway. Another vehicle had chosen to make a wide right turn around him, which momentarily blocked the rider from the view of oncoming traffic. The cyclist should have yielded to that driver, but did not. The driver who struck and killed the cyclist may not have seen him until seconds before the impact took place.

Pedestrian accident in Alaska injures 2 -- was it intentional?

Most incidents that involve a pedestrian and a motor vehicle are an accident, but when the driver of the vehicle intentionally targets the pedestrian, the victim can receive severe injuries in the collision. The lack of protection that pedestrians have when struck by a motor vehicle can seriously increase the severity of any injuries, and makes them an even easier target for an individual who wants to cause bodily harm. One woman in Alaska is being charged for allegedly causing a pedestrian accident on purpose.

The collision took place on Aug. 27 and involved two pedestrians and an ATV. Police stated that they believe the pedestrian and the rider were arguing before the accident took place. They say that the rider then stated that she was going to hit the pedestrian and did so as the woman was pushing her baby in a stroller before pulling off.

Drunk driving accident in Alaska kills 1

Car accidents that cause even the slightest of injuries can be difficult to deal with, but if they are caused by a senseless reason it can be even more frustrating. Drunk driving is one of the most common causes for avoidable car accidents, and can leave all of the accident’s victims wondering why they were involved in such an irresponsible act. Unfortunately, a drunk driving accident in Alaska recently injured one person.

The accident took place on Aug. 23 at around 12 p.m. and involved two motor vehicles. Initial investigations showed police that the first driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic, and collided with a second vehicle. The driver of the first vehicle, a 51-year-old woman, was arrested for drunk driving after the accident.

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.