Firefighters assist injured Juneau residents out-the-road

Firefighters say they freed a young man on Monday who was pinned by a boulder near Eagle Beach.

Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Quinto says the unidentified man was conscious and alert as firefighters and EMTs worked to free his legs.

“The first team used airlift bags and wood cribbing to lift the large boulder which weighed approximately several thousand pounds off the patient legs,” Quinto says.

A second team provided medical care until a helicopter could arrive to transport the patient to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

A dozen firefighters and EMTs responded to the incident. One group traveled to the Boy Scout Camp and was taken to the scene by camp personnel. Another group loaded up medical gear on a rescue boat and launched out of Amalga Harbor.

The extent of the young man’s injuries was not immediately available.

Sunday roll over

Juneau Police are investigating an accident out the road on Sunday morning that put three people in the hospital.

Glacier Highway at about 20 Mile was closed to traffic as first responders assisted victims in the crash just before 5 a.m.

A white Ford F-250 pickup with four people went off the road and crashed, resting on its top.

Occupants of the truck say a dark colored vehicle swerved into their lane, causing the pick-up driver to swerve to the left and go off the side of the road. Then, the pickup driver corrected his steering to the right and the truck crashed.

The driver of the dark colored vehicle drove away without stopping or providing any help to the pick-up’s occupants.

Juneau Police Department officials said on Monday that at least two of the occupants were still being treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital. The extent of their injuries and their condition was not immediately available.

Juneau Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them or the Juneau Crime Line.

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