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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.

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.

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.

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.

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