3 injured in Lemon Creek car crash

Alcohol was involved in a car crash that injured three people and downed power lines in Lemon Creek Monday night, according to the Juneau Police Department.

Just after 10 p.m. Monday, police received a report of a car crash on Glacier Highway close to Alaway Avenue. When JPD and Capital City Fire/Rescue arrived at the scene they found downed power lines and the vehicle, a 2006 Pontiac, on its side in a ditch.

After Alaska Electric Light and Power cut power to the downed lines, CCFR workers removed two of the vehicle’s three passengers. The third had to be cut out using the Jaws of Life.

CCFR transported all three passengers by ambulance to Bartlett Regional Hospital for treatment. None had life-threatening injuries.

After investigating, police believe that the driver, a 29-year-old man whose name has not been released, swerved to avoid something he thought was crossing the road. The car jumped the curb and hit a pole supporting a main power line, causing it to “partially collapse,” according to a press release from police.

As of Tuesday evening, police hadn’t made any arrests, but they are still investigating the incident.

Though some people in the Lemon Creek area may have experienced brief outages shortly after the crash, power has long since been restored, according to AEL&P spokesperson Debbie Driscoll.

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