On February 8, Alaska State Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash near North Fork Road. Investigations showed that a vehicle driven by a 39 year old from Nikolaevsk, was traveling on North Fork Road and the driver lost control of his vehicle on a curve in the road. His vehicle left his lane and crossed over to oncoming traffic. The vehicle struck an oncoming vehicle. All occupants reported to have been wearing their seat belts. Both vehicles were released from the scene. A citation was issued.
Report taken from Daily Dispatch news
Driving Safety Tips
When you approach a corner, slow down with plenty of time to spare before you arrive. Drive around it gently and carefully at a constant speed. Not only will this prevent you from crossing into the other lane or unsettling your car, but it’ll give you more time to react if you come across an obstacle, such as an oncoming vehicle.
When the roadway is icy accelerate and decelerate slowly.
The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds.
Know your brakes.
Don’t power up hills.
Don’t stop going up a hill.
Pay attention if someone does skid or slip on the snow, they could start moving toward you from a direction you’re not expecting. It pays to be aware of what’s going on not just in front of you, but to each side and behind you too.
Contact the personal injury attorneys at Ringstad Law Office, P.C. if you or a loved one has been in an accident.