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Witnesses observe car accident on Alaska highway

There can be several explanations for a car accident. Some accidents may happen because of mechanical trouble with the car, some because of driver distractions, such as cell phones or young children in the car, or some happen because of driver impairment from drugs or alcohol. A recent car accident on an Alaska highway involved two vehicles and injury to one of the drivers.

A report on the accident gave testimony from two of several witnesses who saw the crash take place. One witness said a woman driving a blue Hyundai was sitting at an intersection attempting to make a left turn onto the highway when a black Nissan ran the red light and hit the Hyundai on the driver's side. The accident happened in front of a fire station, and help arrived almost immediately.

The second witness verified the story of the first and said he pulled over to check on both drivers. The driver of the Nissan said he was not injured, but the woman in the Hyundai told the man her arm was hurt. Emergency personnel examined her at the scene, but she did not feel she needed to be treated at a medical facility. An updated report stated police later cited the driver of the Nissan for running the red light, but drug or alcohol impairment was not listed as a possible cause of the accident.

While the injuries to the woman in this car accident were not serious, other people involved in similar accidents may not be so fortunate. When a person is injured because another person is negligent, the victim has the right to pursue financial compensation to recoup his or her costs related to the treatment of those injuries. A professional with expertise in personal injury claims may be needed to help an Alaska resident in seeking the compensation he or she warrants.

Source:, "Two-car crash slows Palmer-Wasilla traffic", Matt Tunseth, Oct. 10, 2015

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