Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Three vehicles were towed from the scene of an accident on the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Of the four people involved, two were taken to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna with non-life threatening injuries.

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Three vehicles were towed from the scene of an accident on the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Alaska on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Of the four people involved, two were taken to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna with non-life threatening injuries.

Three-car accident blocks Spur

An accident near Mile 6 of the Kenai Spur Highway at rush hour on Wednesday snarled up traffic for about 45 minutes. No one was injured.

A white Chevy pickup truck was attempting to turn left into a driveway from the highway, pausing to let oncoming traffic pass, when a red and silver Ford pickup truck hit it from behind. The Chevy was propelled into the oncoming lane, colliding with a silver Lexus SUV, said Kenai Police Sgt. Ben Langham.

The white Chevy was pushed off the road to block the pedestrian path, while the other two vehicles were still in the highway surrounded by broken glass and a fallen bumper. Kenai Police and the Kenai Fire Department responded around 5 p.m.

Kenai Police vehicles stopped traffic on the Kenai side of the accident, directing traffic down Beaver Loop Road, and another officer stopped traffic near Lupine Road.

A police officer stood in the roadway, asking drivers their destination before redirecting them.

Two people — the driver and passenger of the white Chevy — were taken to Central Peninsula Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Langham said. The other two drivers were able to leave the scene without assistance, he said.

Traffic began moving toward the scene before it was completely cleared, forcing drivers to make a circle through the Eagle Rock Lodge’s parking lot and back along Dogwood Lane. Both lanes were open to traffic by 5:45 p.m.

All three vehicles were towed from the scene.

Reach Elizabeth Earl at elizabeth.earl@peninsulaclarion.com.

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