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Serious car accident injuries in Alaska can occur any time

The holiday season is a time when most families enjoy spending time together. Most people aren't thinking about motor vehicle collisions while in the midst of celebrating. However, serious car accident injuries can and do occur during all seasons in Alaska, including on Christmas Day, as a family driving close to Anchor Point discovered.

The family was involved in what eventually became a crash involving three vehicles, but the circumstances of the victims' injuries was relatively unique. The family had apparently stopped by the side of the road to assist another individual whose vehicle was disabled. The family was using their van to try to jump start the broken down vehicle when an SUV driving northbound skidded toward the scene.

The SUV collided with one of the vehicles.  This forced the woman connecting the jumper cables to be thrown into a nearby ditch. Additionally, a young girl who was standing between the two stopped vehicles was pinned, causing severe trauma that eventually necessitated amputation of her legs.

At this point, Alaska authorities have not said whether speed, drugs or alcohol played a part in the collision. The family of the girl who was critically hurt due to her serious car accident injuries has reportedly raised almost $30,000 to help pay for treatment. Even with this outpouring of community support and donations, the medical bills and other costs associated with the accident could reach the hundreds of thousands of dollars. To help offset bills such as those, many people in similar circumstances have sought the help of an experienced personal injury attorney to pursue claims against the party believed to have been at-fault in order to be held financially accountable via a civil lawsuit.

Source: ktuu.com, "Family says girl recovering after losing legs in Christmas Day crash", Dec. 26, 2014

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