ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Anchorage Fire Department said one man critical but stable condition after what witnesses describe as a speeding spree that side-swiped cars and uprooted a handful of trees.
Crews responded to the intersection of Peck Avenue and Zappa Place just before 1 a.m. Thursday morning.
The fire department said it appears the driver, 27-year-old Walter Thomas Harris sped down Zappa and damaged a dumpster, fence, home, and car and then sped down Peck Avenue, where he hit several trees. His car landed upside down, and was entangled in brush and debris.
“There’s a shirt in the tree. But there’s a battery probably 75 feet up against the fence split in half that came from the vehicle,” said AFD Captain Steve Barenburg. “He also went and over which means he was going pretty fast.”
Captain Barenburg said he believes Harris was the only person in the car. People who came to help the victim say he was conscious but had serious injuries.