A worker injured by a SUV that drove through the side of a parking garage onto a downtown construction site Monday is in stable condition, said a hospital spokesperson for Bartlett Regional Hospital.
BRH public information officer Katie Bausler confirmed the worker’s condition status. The name of the worker, a 50-year-old Juneau resident who was an employee of Trucano Construction Corporation, has not been released, according to a release sent out by Juneau Police Department Lt. Krag Campbell.
The crash was caused when the driver of the Ford Explorer, a 76-year-old Juneau male resident, accidentally stepped on the gas while attempting to park in the parking garage, Campbell said in the release. He accelerated and punched through the wooden parking garage wall, trapping the victim of the accident under a steel I-beam. Other workers were able to lift the beam off him with construction equipment and free him.
The accident is still under investigation, police said.
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