Injured Anchorage officer being treated in Wash.
Friday, September 30, 2011
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Anchorage police say the first of multiple surgeries has been performed on an officer who sustained severe injuries when a wrong-way driver slammed into his patrol vehicle.
Police say officer Randy Hughes is being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for a broken pelvis, foot and ankle. He is in satisfactory condition.
The other driver, Gregory Fulling of Marysville, Wash., sustained skull fractures in the Sept. 23 crash on the Glenn Highway in Eagle River, a suburb north of Anchorage.
Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for Fulling. Authorities are waiting for medical clearance before taking him into custody on charges of assault and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police say Fulling is being treated at an Anchorage hospital. Fulling's condition could not immediately be attained.