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Tractor-trailer sails through median in Alaska car accident

Alaska roadways are often cluttered with traffic. In a perfect world, every driver would act with caution behind the wheel and adhere to all traffic regulations meant to keep themselves and others safe while sharing the road. Obviously, this is not the case, and often, a car accident occurs because of negligent driving. Such an accident may result in serious injuries, leaving a recovering victim to face tremendous financial debt.

Recently, a 43-year-old man was operating a tractor-trailer when an accident occurred. It was almost 3:30 p.m. when, for some unknown reason, the massive truck veered out of its lane, crashing through a nearby median. Several motor vehicles were apparently able to avoid collisions by swerving out of the truck's path.

One vehicle, however, seems to have been struck by the tractor-trailer. The impact of the crash was so severe that the vehicle was struck behind the driver's side door and the back portion of the vehicle was cut off. The smaller vehicle went into a roll and ended up in a swamp on its rooftop. The driver of that vehicle was reportedly injured and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, but the extent of the driver's injuries was not reported. Also, a passenger in one of the vehicles suffered minor injuries.

An investigation remains ongoing in this case. At the time of this writing, no citations had been issued. Alaska law allows anyone injured in a car accident to seek monetary recovery for losses by filing a legal claim against the person deemed responsible for the injury. Those in Alaska with questions about such claims may contact a personal injury lawyer for answers.

Source:, "UPDATE: Troopers investigate traffic-stopping crash involving semi and pickup", Cameron Mackintosh, May 29, 2016

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