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Six people injured in head-on collision on Glacier Highway

Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2008

Six people were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital Saturday after two cars were involved in a head-on collision on Glacier Highway.

Three of the injured were children. One child was admitted to the hospital Saturday in serious but stable condition, and the others were treated and released, according to hospital staff.

The accident occurred at about 1:20 p.m. in the Lemon Creek area as a 2005 Toyota swerved to avoid colliding with a Chevrolet pickup truck stopped for heavy traffic in a construction zone, according to police.

The Toyota clipped the rear of the pickup, then entered the oncoming lane of traffic where it struck another Toyota head-on.

The driver of the first car and all five occupants of the second car sustained injuries.

Because of the number of injured, Capital City Fire and Rescue issued an "all-call" to summon off-duty and volunteer personnel to the scene. About 18 emergency personnel responded, according to Chief Eric Mohrmann.

Three ambulances transported six people to the hospital, Mohrmann said.

All parties were wearing their seat belts, and the driver of the pickup was uninjured, police said.

Glacier Highway was closed to through traffic between Switzer Village Mobile Park and Fred Meyer for about a half-hour, according to police.

As emergency personnel finished clearing the scene, another multiple-vehicle accident occurred on Egan Drive near Vanderbilt Road. Four vehicles were involved in the chain-reaction collision, and three of the cars were totaled, according to police. No one was injured.



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