Five Injuries Reported from Auke Bay Crash - JPD Release Further Details

    Juneau, AK (KINY) - Juneau Police have released more information about a crash at the Auke Bay roundabout that resulted in injuries and traffic backup.

    Three pedestrians were struck in the crash that involved four vehicles. Two drivers were also injured, making for five injuries total.

    A driver in a 2016 Jeep Wrangler was inbound on Glacier Highway, through the Auke Bay roundabout, when it stopped for pedestrians that were crossing the roadway to the water side of Glacier Highway. About the same time, an 89-year-old woman was driving a green 2003 Subaru Forester inbound on Glacier Highway, approaching the roundabout. The green Subaru had not stopped for the red Jeep that was stopped for pedestrians. The green Subaru then went over the sidewalk on the water side, hitting two pedestrians a 48-year-old male and a 38-year-old female.

    The green Subaru then struck a silver 2018 Subaru head-on that was being driven by a 19-year-old man, who was stopped on the outbound lanes of the Glacier Highway.

    The force of the collision pushed the silver Subaru backward, striking a 52-year-old man who was walking on Glacier Highway. The green Subaru spun out of control and struck a bronze 2014 Toyota pickup, that was being driven by a 45-year-old man that was waiting to pull out of Auke Bay Harbor Road.

    All three residents that were struck were transported to the hospital. The drivers of the green Subaru and the silver Subaru were also transported. It was reported that some of the injuries are serious, but are not considered life-threatening. Drivers of the bronze Toyota and the red Jeep were uninjured.

    A citation has not been issued in this incident. The investigation is ongoing.


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