Cox crossed the center line. Honeycutt & Harlan Aliment need to contact an attorney now.
Updated reports from the Alaska State Troopers show that Dan Cox, 64, of Eagle River, was driving a red pickup truck northbound with Harlan Aliment of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, when his vehicle crossed the center line of the highway and collided with the front end of Honeycutt’s white van. Honeycutt was transported to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage where she died at 7:12 p.m.
All three victims were reportedly trapped in their vehicles. Emergency personnel found Cox’s pickup on its side in a ditch off the roadway. A helicopter was dispatched from Anchorage when paramedics heard that three people were trapped, but was later recalled when paramedics determined that Cox and Aliment were stable enough to transport by ground.
Cox and Aliment were transported to Central Peninsula Hospital by ambulance. Due to extensive head injuries, Cox was transported to Providence Alaska Medical Center for further treatment. Aliment is at Central Peninsula Hospital in stable condition.
BOTTOM LINE: It appears that Cox was at fault for crossing the center line in violation of 13 AAC 02.085. Driving on roadways laned for traffic: “(a) A vehicle must be driven as nearly as practicable within a single lane, and may not be moved from that lane until the driver has first ascertained that the movement can be made with safety.”
Honeycutt’s family and Aliment need to ensure that they file appropriate insurance claims ASAP. You need to seriously consider finding an attorney to help you.
For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.