ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage Police Officer was seriously hurt and another driver was injured in a crash that closed down the inbound Glenn Highway around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning.
According to APD, police dispatch received multiple calls about a silver sedan speeding towards oncoming traffic on the highway. One driver reported being run off the road by the sedan.
Just before 2:00 a.m. the suspect, Gregory Fulling, 49, of Marysville, Wash., collided with responding Officer Randy Hughes’ patrol car while driving a rented 2011 Chrysler.
As a result of the collision, Hughes became pinned in his patrol car and the silver sedan caught fire.
A second responding officer, Daniel Sturkie, was able to pull Fulling from the burning vehicle to safety.
Hughes was freed from his patrol car and both he and Fulling were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
"Once you see the damage to the vehicles you realize that the outcome could’ve been much much worse than what we have in front of us," said Derek Hsieh, APD union president.