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Man injured in motorcycle accident


July 11, 2019
Thursday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Tuesday at about 4:11 PM, the Alaska State Troopers received multiple reports of a Motor Vehicle Collision involving a Motorcycle at Mile 3 of the South Tongass Highway. 

Investigation revealed that Robert Young, age 30 of Ketchikan was operating a blue 2007 Yamaha Motorcycle northbound on the South Tongass Highway when he lost control of the motorcycle, drove off the roadway striking a mailbox and then ultimately hitting a parked vehicle.  Young was trapped underneath the parked vehicle. 

South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department responded and was able to free Young from underneath the vehicle.  Young was transported to Peace Health Ketchikan Medical Center and later medevaced to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.  Young was reported in stable condition but suffered serious injuries. 

The case is under investigation. The preliminary investigation reveals that speed appears to be a factor. 

The AST thanked South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department for their fast response and assistance.


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

Alaska Department of Public Safety



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