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Auto accident proves fatal for Alaska tourist

Many people come to Alaska to explore the land and perhaps stir up some pioneering spirit. What they don't expect to happen during their visit is to become involved in an auto accident. Unfortunately, it can happen to a tourist just as easily as to a resident of the state.

A group of sightseers from various parts of the world were traveling together in a motor home close to the Knik River Bridge. As they were traveling, an oncoming vehicle crossed the road median and hit them. They weren't the only victims, though; the out-of-control vehicle also hit a van.

After all the vehicles came to rest, medical help arrived on the scene and treated the injured. Sadly, one occupant of the motor home died as a result of her injuries. The name of the deceased victim was not been released to the media, likely because her next of kin has not yet been informed of the tragedy.

When a tourism-related auto accident in Alaska occurs, it can be difficult to know what to do for victims who are far away from their homes. It generally makes sense to find local assistance if any civil claim are going to be made against the party or parties deemed responsible for causing the accident. An attorney with experience handling wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits in the state of Alaska will have a better understanding of the applicable laws and procedures and can provide assistance that will keep any claim for financial damages moving forward. 

Source:, "1 dead, 4 injured in Glenn Highway crash", Brian O'Connor, Mar. 13, 2015

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