3 hurt in Palmer vehicle-pedestrian collision
Three people were struck and injured Thursday by a car at one of Palmer’s busiest intersections, local police said.
Palmer Police Chief Lance Ketterling said the collision, at West Arctic Avenue’s intersection with North Alaska Street, was first reported at about 11:20 a.m. The injured pedestrians had been crossing Arctic in a crosswalk when they were hit by a 2004 Toyota Camry headed west.
All three people struck were hospitalized, Ketterling said.
“The injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, but they did appear fairly serious,” Ketterling said.
The Camry’s driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with police. No charges had been filed in the collision Thursday afternoon.
“The indications are that the pedestrians had a signal which allowed them to cross, and the light was red for the westbound traffic,” Ketterling said.
Police also spoke with several witnesses at the scene during their investigation.