Anchorage, Alaska — Two minor crashes on the New Seward highway left traffic backed-up for miles Sunday afternoon. Alaska State Troopers said the second crash was a result of the slow-moving traffic from a collision further south on the highway. A Girdwood trooper said the second crash happened at about 1:30pm near mile 110.
It is unclear what caused the first collision, but officials said it appears that a driver stuck in traffic from that accident was not paying attention and rear-ended a vehicle, pushing it into a third car.
"It's a busy holiday weekend, we have a lot of traffic on the highway. People need to be vigilant and pay attention to the roadway, and maybe not so much the scenery, animals and the wildlife that is going on around them," said Sgt. Michael Zweifel, a trooper from the Girdwood office.
One person was taken to Providence Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.