On December 31, Alaska State Troopers, Girdwood Fire Department and Moose Pass Fire Department responded to a vehicle collision near mile 69 Seward Highway in Turnagain Pass. Investigation revealed the driver of a southbound Nissan Sentra lost control of his vehicle and crossed left of the center into the northbound lane of the highway. The driver of a northbound Hyundai Tucson was unable to avoid the collision. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage and were towed from the scene. The driver of the southbound vehicle and a passenger in the northbound vehicle were transported to Providence Hospital in Anchorage with injuries. The southbound driver was issued a citation for Failure to Exercise Due Care to Avoid a Collision.
Report taken from Alaska State Troopers Dispatch.
Driving Safety Tip
Winding mountain roads can be narrow with dramatic curves that make it difficult to see what’s around the next bend. Take extra precautions like staying on your side of the road and giving extra space between your vehicle and others that you’re following. Mind the posted speed limits and look for signs that warn you about steep grades that may lie ahead. Avoids wrecks with wildlife by keeping an eye out for animals, especially at night.
The road is a dangerous place. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, you should seek legal counsel. Call the personal injury attorneys at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. to see how we can help you.