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Accident victim still in serious condition

Posted: January 26, 2012 - 1:06am

A Juneau man who was medevaced to a Seattle hospital after a motor vehicle crash last Wednesday remains in serious condition.

Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Tuesday afternoon that Lane Nashoanak, 18, is still in serious condition and is being treated in the intensive care unit.

The extent of Nashoanak’s injuries is still unknown, as phone calls to an apparent relative in Douglas went unreturned on Tuesday. Police have declined to comment on his condition.

Nashoanak was driving on Back Loop Road at the Mendenhall River Bridge around 7 p.m. Wednesday when another vehicle crossed the centerline and collided with his vehicle, police said in an earlier release.

The other driver, a 50-year-old man in a 2006 Toyota Tacoma, was treated and released on scene for minor injuries. Nashoanak was extricated from his 1995 Toyota Corolla, taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital, then later that evening medevaced to Harborview when his condition changed.

Police released Nashoanak’s name on Tuesday.

Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Cindee Brown-Mills said on Tuesday that the cause of the crash has not been determined yet, but the investigation is still ongoing. The 50-year-old driver has not been cited or charged in the crash, though a citation may be given when the investigation is complete, depending on the findings.

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