After children ejected from vehicle, father fined for improperly installed car seats
ANCHORAGE – Icy roads are being blamed for a car crash Wednesday morning that sent five people to the hospital, including three young children. It happened on 15th near Lake Otis, shortly before 9 a.m.
The driver has been identified as James Orr. Police say Orr lost control of his car on an icy hill, crossed the center line and struck two vehicles. Orr’s three young children were in the car: His daughters, ages 6 and 9, and a 4-year-old son.
Two of the children were ejected from the car during the crash. They landed in the snow on the side of the road. The driver of a pick-up truck managed to swerve and miss hitting the children by only about 8 inches.
Orr and his children were taken to the hospital. Police say their injuries did not appear life-threatening, but they also cited Orr for having car seats that were not properly installed.
Orr faces $630 in fines and six points off his license.