Accidents clog Egan Drive this morning

Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2002

JUNEAU - Several accidents kept Egan Drive clogged, traffic diverted and police busy for nearly two hours during the rush hour this morning.

Police said only one woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, out of the occupants of six vehicles, including a city bus, involved in the three morning accidents.

Police received the first accident report at 6:50 a.m. near Harris Harbor on Egan Drive. A gold Chevy Caprice, driven by a 50-year-old woman, was traveling inbound on Egan Drive in the right hand lane, police said, when the vehicle traveling next to it lost control and struck the side of the Chevy. The Chevy veered right, hitting the guardrail, and then struck a passing bus in the inbound lane, police said.

The Chevy continued across the median, police said, stopping in the outbound lanes, where it stayed for the next hour and a half.

The woman was transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital with minor injuries and was expected to be released today, police said. The Chevy sustained $2,000 in damage.

The bus, driven by a 51-year-old man who was the sole occupant, sustained $200 damage to the bumper. The driver was uninjured.

Police said they have no description of the vehicle, or its driver, that struck the Chevy.

Near the same area, police reported another vehicle that collided with a snow berm and a two-vehicle accident. No one was injured and damage was minor, police said.

No citations were issued in any of the morning's accidents, which were cleaned up by 8:30 a.m.

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