From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #210215-006
On 02/15/2021, at about 4:56 PM, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a single vehicle crash in the outbound lane of Egan Drive, at Twin Lakes. The vehicle, a 2006 white GMC bus, driven by a 51-year-old male, had lost control and struck the guardrail. During the crash, the bus partially went through the guardrail and became stuck. Several tow trucks responded, but couldn’t get the bus off the guardrail. A fork lift from Tyler Rental was called in to assist with removing the bus. During that time, that area of the outbound lane of Egan Drive was shut down for over an hour and traffic was diverted to Glacier Hwy.
The bus sustained extensive damages during the crash and is believed to be totaled. The sections of guardrail that were damaged will need to be replaced and is estimated to cost about $5,000. The bus is owned by the City and Borough of Juneau and operated out of Eaglecrest. The cause of the crash appears to be possibly related to a mechanical issue with the vehicle. The driver was not cited for any traffic violation.
Along with the driver, there were four passengers on board. Nobody reported any injuries due to the crash.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.