On October 1, Bethel based Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a four wheeler. Investigation into the incident revealed the driver of a four-wheeler struck an individual at approximately 23:53 PM on 09/30/16. The individual was pronounced deceased at the local clinic. The driver of the four-wheeler was medavac’d to Bethel for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Investigation continues and alcohol is believed to be a factor.
Report taken from Alaska State Troopers Dispatch.
UPDATE 10/05/16: The driver of the four-wheeler was charged with DUI and manslaughter upon further investigation.
Driving Safety Tips
Report drunk or unsafe driver’s immediately. 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 driver 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 Ringstad Law Office, P.C. to help you get the compensation you deserve.