5 Injured in Parks Highway Crash
By Hannah Raymond on October 20th, 2015 in Alaska, Car Accident, Personal Injury
Alaska State Troopers responded on October 16 to a reports of a multiple vehicle incident on the Parks Highways near Milepost 252.5. Investigation revealed a semi-truck pulling double trailers tried to stop for another vehicle that was disabled and blocking the northbound lane of the Parks Highway. The semi was able to stop before striking the other vehicle but the semi and trailers jack-knifed blocking all lanes of the highway. A short time later another northbound vehicle could not stop and struck the back of the trailer becoming wedged between the trailer and southbound guardrail. Moments after, another northbound vehicle could not stop and struck the back of the semi-trailer. A passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle. All injuries were reported to be serious, but not life threatening.
Report information taken from Alaska State Troopers Dispatch October 17.
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