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Man Injured in Vehicle Accident


May 31, 2009

Ketchikan, Alaska - Thursday evening at approximately 8:09 PM, Ketchikan Police Department officers responded to a call for a traffic accident with injuries in the 700 block of Stedman Street. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered two vehicles has been involved in the accident. A blue Ford Escape was wedged into the driver's side door of a gold Toyota Rav4.

According to a news release, witnesses and physical evidence on the scene indicated the driver of the Ford attempted to pass a line of three vehicles and struck the Toyota, whose driver was making a left turn from Stedman. Both vehicles came to rest on the side of the road after striking and destroying a fire hydrant.

The driver of the Toyota, a 73-year-old male, was transported to Ketchikan General Hospital in very serious condition. He was later transported to Seattle for further emergency treatment. The driver of the Ford, a 25 year-old-male, was not seriously injured. Names of the drivers were not released by the Ketchikan Police Department.

Charges in the case are pending the result of a blood alcohol test of the driver of the Ford.



Charges are only accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Ketchikan Police Department

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