12 year-old transported by ambulance to the Bartlett Regional Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the Toyota Highlander was unhurt; while the 11 year-old sustained minor injuries.
UPDATE: A motor vehicle accident in the Valley resulted in two children getting struck while crossing the road, with both receiving injuries from the incident.
According to a press release, the Juneau Police Department received reports from several callers regarding a single-vehicle collision involving at least one pedestrian at the intersection of Mendenhall Loop Road and Tongass Boulevard.
The responding officers found a 2008 Toyota Highlander, driven by a 36 year-old man, which had been traveling toward the Mendenhall Glacier when it left the roadway, struck a culvert, and crossed Tongass Boulevard. The vehicle came to rest on its side.
Two children, ages 12 and 11, were crossing Tongass Boulevard at the time. The Toyota struck both of them, causing an apparently serious injury to the 12 year-old. The child was transported by ambulance to the Bartlett Regional Hospital. The driver of the Highlander was unhurt; the 11 year-old sustained minor injuries.
Traffic in the area was affected for about two hours as investigators processed the scene. This case is still under investigation.
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