Man, daughter injured in fork lift rollover on Vanderbilt Hill Road

Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Juneau man and his 15-year-old daughter suffered what Juneau police described as "significant" injuries Saturday after a Mustang fork lift rolled off Vanderbilt Hill Road and into the wetlands.

Courtesy Of Lance Mcvay
Courtesy Of Lance Mcvay

Police said the exact nature of injuries was yet to be determined Saturday evening, but the victims were transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

The large vehicle fell off the side of the road at about 2:30 p.m., landing in the water and pinning both occupants.

Police declined to identify the victims, but said the driver was a 43-year-old man.

The man and his daughter were injured by broken glass and being "pinned in water under the vehicle," police said. They were extracted from the fork lift by personnel from Capital City Fire and Rescue.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling "slightly on the dirt embankment," and that the front tires were pulled by the soft dirt into the ditch. The driver lost control, and the Mustang rolled over, police said.

The vehicle was removed from the roadway by Tyler Rental.

An investigation is underway and charges may be pending, police said.





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