Car Accident Fairbanks Alaska

Fairbanks - Alaska Dispatch News

On May 12, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a crash near mile post 26.5 of the Seward Highway. Investigation into the crash revealed that a 27 year old male of Anchorage, Alaska and a passenger identified as a 21 year old female were traveling on the Seward Highway in a 2001 Chevy Impala. The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a rock wall causing the vehicle to roll. Both were transported by LifeMed Helicopters to Anchorage local hospitals for treatment for their injuries. Seatbelts were reported to be worn by both.

Report taken from Alaska State Troopers Dispatch.

Driving Safety Tips

Take your time, it is easy to feel pressured to increase speed if there is a line of traffic behind you, or a car tailgating you. Pull off the road to let them pass if you necessary.

Staying safe on the road is important for all drivers. Safe driving involves many different elements – the safety of your vehicle, your skill and experience, whether you are on holiday on the open road or driving in city traffic, the type of weather you are driving in and so much more.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident where alcohol or drugs were a factor, contact the personal injury attorneys at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. to help you get the compensation you deserve.

On May 4, MATCOM received a report of a single vehicle rollover near the intersection of Schrock Road and N. Infinite Road. Investigations revealed the driver of a 1996 Ford Explorer, with two passengers, lost control of the vehicle causing it to rollover multiple times before exiting the roadway. The driver and both passengers, a 36 year old woman and a 16 year old male were not wearing their seat-belts and were ejected from the vehicle. The 36 year old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS. The driver and the 16 year old male passengers were transported to the local hospital and are expected to live.

Always buckle up before driving or riding in a car. This goes for everyone in the vehicle, whether you’re sitting in the front or the back.

Wear the lap belt low across the hips and below your stomach.

Wear the shoulder belt over your collarbone, away from your neck. It should cross over your chest. In most new cars, you can adjust shoulder belts to improve their height and fit.

A seat belt that works properly will keep you at a safe distance from the dashboard and the airbag. For more information about staying safe in a car with airbags, read our Airbag Safety Tips.

Children should never sit in the front passenger seat until they reach at least age 13.

Secure all young children in child safety seats. For more about staying safe when it comes to car seats and booster seats, read our Car Seat Safety Tips.

If you’re pregnant and riding in a car, make sure the safety belt is snug against your hips. Loose belts can cause broken ribs or injuries to your belly. Never put a lap belt across your stomach when you’re pregnant.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. to help you get the compensation you deserve.

On May 10, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover with two passengers on Chena Hot Springs Road. AST identified the driver as a 40 year old female. One of the passengers a 40 year old male was determined to be deceased. Another passenger was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The driver was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Manslaughter.

Report drunk or unsafe drivers immediately but safely. Law enforcement in the State of Alaska take this very seriously. Call 911 if you feel someone should not be behind the wheel (but not while you are driving.) Even if you are unsure, it is better to be safe than sorry. You could prevent a serious accident from happening down the road.

Accidents caused by drunk drivers or those who are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs can be devastating. Sadly, accidents such as this one happen more often than they should. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident where alcohol or drugs were a factor, contact the personal injury attorneys at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. to help you get the compensation you deserve.

  • Proofread sentences “Accidents caused by drunk driver or those who are under the influence” should either be “caused by drunk drivers” or “caused by a drunk driver”
  • Make sure to do this with the “Motor Vehicle Accident, Seward Highway, Alaska” piece on the first driving safety tip.
  • On May 1, AST in Dillingham was notified of a potential airplane crash between Perryville and the Chignik Lakes. Investigations confirmed that an Emergency Locator Transmitter ad been activated at 1305 hours. Grant Aviation confirmed that they had an overdue aircraft in that area. The United States Coastguard responded to the area and conducted a search. The wreckage was located upon a steep mountain slope near the village of Perryville. The pilot and sole occupant were found deceased. The remains will be sent to Anchorage for autopsy.

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