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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.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident and transported the three individuals to the hospital with injuries that varied in severity. No other people were injured in the accident, but the current condition of the victims is unknown at this time. The accident is still under investigation by Alaska police, but the driver of the second vehicle was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, along with other charges.

Regardless of whether the driver is found guilty of the charges, the injured victims of the car accident may have the right to seek monetary compensation for their injuries. Any compensation awarded in civil court could be used by the victims to pay for any hospital bills for their injuries. This could allow the victims to focus on recovering as they move forward after the crash.

Source: Anchorage Daily News, "Palmer man medevaced, charged with assault in DUI-related crash", , June 16, 2014

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