ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A collision at the corner of Arctic and Benson boulevards seriously injured three people and darkened midtown around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, according to Anchorage police.
Responding officers found a black Dodge Charger in flames with the driver trapped behind the wheel.
According to witnesses, the Charger had been travelling northbound on Arctic at a high rate of speed when it collided with a white GMC Yukon, which was turning eastbound onto Benson Blvd from Arctic.
The Charger left the roadway and sheared off a Municipal Light and Power 15 KW switchbox and finally stopped in a parking lot of a business nearby. The Charger burst into flames, and passersby removed a female passenger who was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, according to police.
The male driver of the Dodge Charger was pinned in the vehicle until Anchorage Fire Department personnel were able to extinguish the flames. He was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries and was later transported to a Seattle hospital for treatment, according to police.