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Driver Seriously Hurt in Single-Vehicle KGB Road Crash

By Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, cklint@ktuu.com
Published On: May 05 2014 09:48:09 PM AKDT
Updated On: May 05 2014 11:26:00 PM AKDT
Driver Seriously Hurt in Single-Vehicle KGB Road Crash

Viewer photo/Courtesy Gill

ANCHORAGE -

A driver was ejected and seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on Knik-Goose Bay Road near Wasilla Monday night, according to Alaska State Troopers.

AST spokesperson Megan Peters says the wreck, at Mile 5.5 of the road, was reported to troopers just after 8:35 p.m. Responding troopers learned that the white pickup truck involved had been moving erratically, although nobody had called it in to dispatchers under the Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately program.

“It wasn’t called in as a REDDI, but people said it was driving like a REDDI,” Peters said.

Peters says the driver, apparently the vehicle’s sole occupant, was taken to a local hospital; it wasn’t immediately clear whether the injuries in the crash were life-threatening. No details were immediately available Monday about the driver’s condition or identity.

According to Peters, troopers have seen an increase in risky and high-speed driving over the sun-drenched weekend.

“People need to remember, it doesn’t matter what the weather’s like -- you need to drive responsibly,” Peters said.