Woman gravely hurt in Juneau crash flown to Seattle
A woman who was critically injured Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Juneau’s Glacier Highway is being treated in Seattle.
Juneau police said word of the wreck, at Mile 22 of the highway north of the Auke Bay ferry terminal, came in just after 4 p.m. Friday. In addition to JPD officers, Capital City Fire and Rescue units and U.S. Forest Service officers also responded.
“The vehicle was found to be heavily damaged and resting upside-down in the ditch,” police wrote. “An unresponsive female was located on the ground near the crash, and is believed to have been ejected from the vehicle.”
The 54-year-old Juneau resident, believed to be the vehicle’s driver and sole occupant, was initially taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. She was subsequently medevaced to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center in critical condition, as police notified her next of kin of her injuries.
JPD detectives responded to investigate the crash, but police had no further information available Saturday about what caused the wreck.
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