Car accident sends woman to hospital

FAIRBANKS, AK -- A two-vehicle accident occurred at 2:30 PM on Friday at the intersection of 7th and Lacey. A vehicle continuing through a stop sign caused the collision.

The two vehicles involved, a Ford compact and a Kia, were so enmeshed that one occupant had to be cut out of her vehicle by the Fairbanks City Fire Department. The woman was then transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

Police and nearby residents say this intersection has been the scene of numerous accidents over the past year. In addition to motorists running stop signs at the four way intersection, trees and bushes block the view, adding to the danger.