Driver seriously injured after being ejected from SUV in crash near downtown Anchorage
A woman was ejected from her SUV after a collision with a minivan near downtown Anchorage on Saturday afternoon.
Reports from the Anchorage Police Department stated the crash occurred at the intersection of West 9th Avenue and A Street at 12:44 p.m. Police said the woman driving the minivan was heading west on 9th Avenue when she ran a red light and hit the side of a white SUV.
"The white SUV, which had the right of way, hit a curb and flipped," police wrote.
A child in the backseat of the SUV was buckled in and was not injured in the crash, but the woman driving the SUV was not wearing a seat belt. She was ejected from the vehicle and later transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries that were not life-threatening, according to APD.
The woman driving the minivan, along with a man and children in the vehicle, were not injured.
"While speed and a red light violation are the main factors in this incident, impairment is not believed to be a factor at this time," the department stated.
The road was temporarily closed during the investigation. As of 2:14 p.m. APD said tow trucks were en route and asked drivers to avoid the area until the roadway was cleared.
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