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Woman with medical condition crashes into Nugget Mall, taken to BRH

Posted: August 22, 2012 - 12:02am
Two brick columns damaged in a car crash are seen Tuesday near the main entrance of the Nugget Mall.
Two brick columns damaged in a car crash are seen Tuesday near the main entrance of the Nugget Mall.

UPDATE: Bartlett Regional Hospital spokesman Jim Strader said in a phone interview Wednesday that the  woman in this case was treated and released from the emergency room the same day as the accident. 

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A woman with a medical condition crashed into two brick columns at the entrance of Nugget Mall on Glacier Highway at about 8:20 a.m. Monday and was taken to the hospital for injuries.

Juneau Police Department Sgt. Chris Burke said he didn’t know if the injuries were minor or life-threatening, but he did note the 50-year-old woman was conscious and talking to medics right after the crash.

Burke said her medical condition caused the accident, although, citing health privacy laws, he did not specify what the condition was.

The woman’s 1998 Ford Expedition was totaled, and there was approximately $7,500 worth of damages to the mall.

Alcohol was not involved, and charges were not being pursued, Burke said.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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