On October 27, Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision on the Glenn Highway involving two pickup trucks. Investigation revealed the driver of a southbound truck crossed the center line striking a northbound pickup truck. The driver of the northbound vehicle was transported to Mat-Su Regional Hospital with injuries. The driver of the southbound vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Report taken from Alaska State Troopers Dispatch and Alaska Dispatch News.
Winter Night-time Diving Safety Tips
Help ensure you’re traveling safely on winter’s darker roads by following the following safety tips for night driving.
Hone Your Vision – Our pupils dilate in the dark and our eyesight tends to detect lights and movement rather than the color and sharp detail that we recognize during the day. Consequently, our depth perception isn’t as keen at night. Eye doctors typically recommend scanning the road and keeping your eyes moving instead of concentrating all your vision on one area. If you are traveling through a rural area frequented by wildlife, look for reflections of your headlights in its eyes, which should be visible before you can see the entire animal.
Keep it Clean – Make sure your headlights, taillights and turn signals are clean and clear of ice and snow. Ensure your mirrors are clean and properly adjusted. This can maximize your ability to see what’s going on around you.
If you have been injured in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence, call the personal injury attorneys at Ringstad Law Office, P.C. right away. In order to determine what your claim is worth and to get you full compensation that you deserve, the accident scene will first need to be investigated, so time is of the essence.