Man plowing driveway struck on highway

Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2008

JUNEAU - A man plowing his driveway with an all-terrain vehicle near Glacier Highway and Lena Point on Friday suffered injuries when the ATV was struck by an SUV.

The 58-year-old Juneau man, whose name was not released, was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital after the accident, which occurred at about 3 p.m. He was conscious and alert at the hospital, police said. He was later transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in serious but stable condition, according to a hospital staff member.

Police said the man was plowing snow across Glacier Highway from his driveway, pushing snow into a berm when he turned the ATV around to cross the highway without looking for oncoming traffic.

A 1995 Toyota inbound on the highway collided with the ATV, causing the man to be ejected from the ATV.

The Toyota sustained about $500 in bumper damage, and the ATV sustained about $800 in damage, police said. The driver of the Toyota was not injured. The investigation is still open, police said.

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