VIDEO/PHOTOS: Man pulls kids from smoking vehicle, 7 patients transported from 3 vehicle crash on Egan

    Capital City Transit Bus Driver tells News of the North a "bad wreck" occurred in front of Fred Meyer on Egan Saturday afternoon. Witnesses report removing children from smoking vehicle. Capital City Fire Rescue's Assistant Chief Todd Cameron says 3 vehicles and around 7 passengers were involved, with one patient needing extrication.

    UPDATE POSTED 7-23-16 AT 6:44 PM

    A Capital City Transit Bus Driver tells News of the North's Lance David that a "bad wreck" occurred in front of Fred Meyer on Egan Saturday afternoon. The bus drivier said it was delaying buses in the area by around 30 minutes or more.

    Capital City Fire Rescue and Juneau Police responded to the crash around 3:00.

    Reports show it involved a silver or gray four door sedan with major front end damage.

    Capital City Fire Rescue's Assistant Chief Todd Cameron tells News of the North's Lori James that 2 other vehicles and around 7 passengers were involved, with one needing extrication. Four patients were transported by CCFR and 3 by personal vehicle. Cameron explained, "Capital City Fire Rescue responded with 4 ambulances and 21 personnel to accomplish this."

    Video courtesy of Garrette Reece - Photos courtesy of Jan Reece, Garrette's mother.

    Jan says she and Garrette witnessed the wreck and pulled over while seeing smoke coming from a black car. She explained 22 year old Garrette pulled "kids from the car" and brought them back to where she was. She reported removing her vest to stop the bleeding on a small boy. She also stated they were on their way to buy soup as Garrette still wasn't feeling well after having his wisdom teeth removed only two days before.

    Juneau Radio Center's Angel Montgomery, a friend of the family, asked Garrette about injuries observed. He said, "A girl had an injury to her shin but could walk, while two younger boys, probably 11 and 8, had bloody noses and the mother and driver of the black Suva had bruises and pain from her seat belt. The older lady in the silver car had to be cut out of her car with the jaws of life and taken into critical care as she had been pinned inside her car. She was probably in her late 60s early 70s."

    Garrette added, "Please give credit to the others who helped. I was not the only one."

    A Go Fund Me account has been set up for the woman seriously injured in Saturday's wreck. It states that Judy Hanson is at Harborview Hospital in Seattle Washington. Garrette says the initial date on the account posting is incorrect and it was made Saturday.


    ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 7-23-16 AT 4:02 P.M.

    A Capital City Transit Bus Driver tells News of the North a "bad wreck" occurred in front of Fred Meyer on Egan Saturday afternoon.

    Capital City Fire Rescue and Juneau Police responded to the crash around 3:00.

    Reports show it involved a silver or gray four door sedan with major front end damage.

    (Photo used with permission from Facebook poster)

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