Pedestrian hurt after triggering four-car crash

Posted: Monday, November 26, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 64-year-old homeless man was injured in a four-car crash that was triggered when he tried to cross an Anchorage street, police said.

The accident, which occurred Sunday afternoon, also closed busy Gambell Street for about 15 minutes.

Police said the man was trying to cross against the light, causing cars to brake for him on the street, which was slippery from freezing fog. One car slid into another and eventually four vehicles were involved. One of the vehicles spun around and apparently hit the pedestrian, police said.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, suffered a cut above his eye and possibly other injuries. Police said he was conscious, however, and asked to be taken to the Alaska Native Medical Center.

No charges were filed pending further investigation.



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