Two pedestrian fatalities in separate accidents

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

Two pedestrians crossing the street were hit in separate collisions on the east side of town last night. For the anchorage police it's the worst type of incidence.

"Pedestrian vehicle accidents are one of those things that we in police work hate to go to the most because so often the injuries are so severe." said LT. Dave Parker.

Both occurred on Boniface; the first was 22 year old Charles Delgado, was riding his skateboard near the corner of Boniface and Boundary when a motorcycle struck him. That driver stayed with Delgado until authorities came.

The second a 24 year old woman crossing the street near fourth ave was hit by a vehicle.

After witnesses say she stopped in the middle of the street near a motorist who was stopped in the left lane with hazards flashing. Another vehicle coming from behind took the right lane and hit the woman.

Both victims later died at local hospitals from the injuries they sustained.

A spokesperson for the municipality, Lindsey Whit cautions the community saying "we want to urge pedestrians to use the crosswalks when crossing the street"

"Folks need to pay close attention to what their doing but frankly pedestrians also have to pay attention to what their doing, and to traffic flow and what's going on around them." said Parker.

Both accidents are still under investigation, however police are saying alcohol may have played a roll in the second collision with the 24 year old woman who's name has yet to be released.

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