Two people suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident last week on North Point Higgins.
According to Sunday’s online Alaska State Troopers dispatch report, the accident took place Thursday night. The driver was an 18-year-old Ketchikan man. Troopers say he lost control of his vehicle due to speed and icy road conditions.
The vehicle went off the road and hit a rock wall. Troopers report that the driver and one passenger were both wearing seatbelts and received minor injuries. They were treated at the scene by North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department crews. The vehicle was heavily damaged on the passenger side, and had to be towed.
Troopers report that the driver had only an instructional permit, and did not have a licensed adult in the vehicle. He was issued a summons for violating his instructional permit, and a citation for negligent driving. Troopers report that marijuana was a factor.