A Montana woman was seriously injured in a pedestrian-Semi incident on Monday on the Denali Highway according to trooper reports.
Troopers responded to the scene at 5:15 pm on Monday to find that 24-year-old Montana resident Amalia Laughlin had been parked alongside the highway at mile 124 with her dog out of the car. When a 1980 Freightliner driven by 64-year-old James Armstrong approached the area, Laughlin went to retrieve her dog that had crossed the highway in front of the semi.
Troopers report that “Amalia Laughlin was struck by the Freightliner when she interceded between the dog and the Freightliner.”
A passerby rendered aid to Laughlin while waiting for Cantwell EMS to arrive at the scene. Upon their arrival EMS treated Laughlin, and she was medevaced to Providence Hospital in Anchorage for medical care. The report states that Laughlin suffered “serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
Troopers did not issue any citations in the incident.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adsense-responsive”]