Safeway Accident Details Released

Posted: July 22, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Kenai Police have released further details after Friday afternoon’s accident which closed a portion of the Kenai Spur Hwy. Sgt. Scott McBride from KPD…

 

Sgt. McBride: “A 63-year-old male was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on the Kenai Spur Hwy. He was approaching the entrance to the Safeway store, between the, in the vicinity of the Subway and the Carl’s Junior. And a 30-year-old female was stopped there at that entrance, and she pulled out in front of him, and they collided in the very center of the turn lane. He had swerved into the turn lane to try to avoid her and she had turned into the turn lane so she could merge into traffic going eastbound on the Spur Hwy.”

 

McBride said both were locals, he believed the male was from the Soldotna area and the female from Kenai. She was treated and released from the scene.

 

Sgt. McBride: “The male was transported to Providence Hospital and he’s doing much better. He’s not out of the water yet, but he’s doing much better. His prognosis is good.”

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2 Comments to “Safeway Accident Details Released”

  • Jeff says:

    The lady in the vehicle I would hope to be given a citation for this accident as the turning land is not meant to be a merging lane. I have had many close calls of being hit head on because of this very thing of people using these turning lanes as merging lanes! If you do not know the rules of the roads stay off of them or go back to drivers education!

  • Scott says:

    You are correct Jeff. The infraction is called “illegal use of a turning lane”. It never seems to be inforced. I asked a police officer about it, he said they don’t inforce it because it helps traffic keep moving, but if it causes an accident, the person will be cited. Seems a little “reactive” to me.