Thirteen Injured in Rear End Collision on Richardson Highway
On August 7, Alaska State Troopers responded to Milepost 101 on the Richardson Highway to reports of a motor vehicle collision involving a motorhome and a tour bus. Investigation revealed the driver of a northbound motorhome rear-ended a tour bus that had slowed to negotiate a left hand turn into the Cooper River Wilderness Lodge. The motorhome had three passengers and the tour bus had 32 persons onboard. Thirteen people were transported by air and ground ambulance to medical facilities in Glennallen, Wasilla and Anchorage.
Report taken from Alaska State Troopers Dispatch.
Driving Safety Tips
By maintaining a safe following distance at all times, drivers can prevent front-end collisions in spite of abrupt or unexpected stops of the vehicle ahead. Observe the “four second rule” by following the vehicle ahead of you at a distance that spans at least four seconds. The following distance should be increased when driving in adverse conditions.
Motorists are expected to use a reasonable amount of care on the road. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to someone else’s’ lack of care- or negligence-you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries or other damages. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Ringstad Law Office, P.C. as soon as possible.