APD: Pedestrians struck by taxi downtown expected to survive, no citations issued
Three pedestrians struck by a taxi cab near Bean’s Cafe remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon, but were expected to survive, according to the Anchorage Police Department (APD).
In an updated release issued Thursday, APD said two males and one female began to move across a crosswalk on Third Avenue, near Karluk Street, around 6 p.m. APD said they had begun to veer out of the crosswalk when they were struck by the cab, headed westbound.
The three pedestrians were transported to a local hospital. According to police, the collision is still under investigation. Toxicology test results will determine if drugs or alcohol played a factor.
No arrests had been made and no citations had been filled as of Thursday afternoon.
A fourth person was involved in a second collision in the same area Wednesday evening, as well.
“Just after the crash with the taxi cab occurred, a fourth pedestrian began to run towards the accident scene when he ran directly into the side of a vehicle that was exiting the Bean’s Café parking lot,” APD wrote.
The pedestrian from the second incident was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver in that incident has not been cited.
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