JUNEAU (AP) -- A car slid off the road and struck a group of people who had stopped to help victims of an earlier car accident here this weekend, Juneau Police said.
In all, 14 people were injured in the two crashes including a 7-year-old girl who was later airlifted to a Seattle hospital in critical condition, police said.
Police said the crash happened at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Egan Drive at Sunny Point after rain and freezing temperatures combined to make roads slick.
''The roads were terrible. It was basically a glazed roadbed,'' said Greg Trigg, of Capital City Fire and Rescue.
Five people had stopped to help after a truck driven by Jason Brown, 31, crashed in a ditch and rolled over. Four people were injured in that crash, including a 7-year-old girl who was ejected from the truck, police said.
As the bystanders assisted the crash victims, a station wagon driven by Michelle Burch, 27, slid off the roadway and struck the people in the ditch, police said.
Also injured in the Brown truck was Audrey Brown, age unavailable, and a 2-year-old boy, police said. Also injured in Burch's station wagon were Tracey Johnson, Carol Vorst and two infant children, police said. Their ages were not available.
The five people who stopped to help were identified as Dennis and Glenna Corbin, two 15-year-old boys, and a 16-year-old girl, police said.
The 7-year-old girl, who police would not identify, was sent to Harborview Medical Center after she sustained multiple injuries.
Susan Gregg-Hanson, Harborview spokeswoman, said the girl had internal injuries as well as head, spine and chest injuries. The girl was expected to undergo surgery on Monday, the hospital said.
Three other people were admitted to Bartlett Regional Hospital after the accident. The others were treated for their injuries and released on Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
No citations were issued following the crash and no charges are pending, said Police Capt. Tom Porter.
''Obviously this accident is above the norm. We are waiting to hear from the victims and with some of them still in the hospital and the seriousness of the injuries it may take several days to a week to gather all of our information,'' Porter said.
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