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Car accident in Alaska injures Iditarod veteran

Car accidents can be serious enough when two or more motor vehicles are involved, but, when a pedestrian or other unprotected individual is involved, the severity of the accident can be greatly increased. These types accidents often leave the victims with severe injuries that can impact their lives for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, one car accident in Alaska recently left one woman, a veteran of the world-famous Iditarod race, with a suspected broken back.

The accident took place in late November during the early evening and involved a motor vehicle and an ATV. The accident occurred after the driver of the vehicle allegedly lost control of her car. The car slipped off of the roadway where it struck the victim who was riding an ATV as she trained her sled dogs.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident and quickly transported the injured victim to the hospital. She was said to have a broken back and deep bruising. Alaska police stated that it is not believed that alcohol was a factor and reported that the speed of the vehicle was unknown.

Regardless of whether the driver of the vehicle is charged for her involvement in the car accident, the injured victim may have the right to seek compensation for her injuries. Her road to recovery may be a long one, and personal injury compensation could help cover medical expenses she incurs from her treatment and compensate her for lost wages. Through the financial stability often provided by personal injury compensation, many accident victims can find the peace of mind they need to endure the healing process.

Source:, "Iditarod veteran Karin Hendrickson recovering from roadside collision", Suzanna Caldwell, Nov. 26, 2014

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