Cars hit head-on in N. Douglas

Posted: Monday, February 21, 2000

The drivers of two vehicles that crashed head-on about 7:45 a.m. today on an icy North Douglas Highway were taken by ambulance to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

A woman, 39, and a man, 39, were being stabilized by emergency room staff late this morning, the hospital said. A passenger in the van, a 38-year-old man, was taken to the hospital privately, police said. His condition wasn't available. The drivers' and passenger's names were not released.

Police Officer Jeff Brink said the woman was driving a 1986 Toyota pickup out of town when she apparently lost control and struck an inbound 1990 Volkswagen van, driven by the 39-year-old man. He was extricated from the van by Capital City Fire and Rescue using the ``jaws of life'' tool.

``The roads were very icy this morning. It was a hockey rink everywhere,'' Brink said.

Another vehicle went into a ditch at Sunny Point about 6:30 a.m., and there was a one-vehicle accident about 7:30 a.m. at Mendenhall Loop Road and Egan Drive. Road conditions were much better by mid-morning, Brink said.

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