Pregnant woman involved in car crash

  • By DAN BALMER
  • Monday, December 1, 2014 5:31pm
  • News

Snowy conditions contributed to a car crash on the Kenai Spur Highway Monday that landed a pregnant woman in the hospital.

Kenai Police and Fire Departments responded to a two-vehicle accident, which occurred at about 2:30 p.m. at the intersection in front of the Kenai Visitor’s and Cultural Center. A 27-year-old woman was driving a white Buick southbound on the Spur Highway through the intersection at Main Street Loop when a 2004 silver Subaru, driven by a 27-year-old man, struck the Buick on the driver’s side, said Kenai Police Sgt Scott McBride.

The woman suffered minor injuries and was transported to Central Peninsula Hospital, said Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker.

The driver of the Subaru was turning left at the light when he collided with the woman in the Buick who had the right of way, McBride said. He said he couldn’t say if the driver of the Buick had their headlights on.

“The snow made the white car hard to see,” McBride said. “Take extra time to scrap ice off the windows. Slow down and expect ice on the road. Winter has arrived.”

Afternoon snowfall that has accumulated up to two inches and warm conditions has made the roads slick, Tucker said. 

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday for the Western Kenai Peninsula. 

Tucker said drivers should slow down, make sure their lights are on and drive carefully.

“We have to relearn every year that the conditions can change,” he said. “The weather is predicting freezing rain that can be pretty hazardous. Be aware of what’s happening out there.”

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