Motorist hospitalized after hitting tree on HPR
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A Sitka man was hospitalized over the weekend after his car ran into a tree on the seaward side of Halibut Point Road.
Sitka police Lt. Barry Allen says the 62-year-old man was inbound on near Peterson Street around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, when he suffered some sort of medical event.
Allen said it caused the man to lose control of his black Ford Explorer, taking out a road sign and striking a tree. The man was transported to the hospital by ambulance. His condition could not immediately be confirmed by authorities.
Traffic was stopped along Halibut Point Road for about a half hour, although authorities spent more time on the scene. Allen said the vehicle was totaled.
The Naa Kahidi Dancers performed at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi on Saturday to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary. The Naa Kahidi Dancers were founded in 1994 by Chuck Miller, who began dancing when he was three years old, in the Sitka Native Education Program. "When I dance, when I put on my regalia, it feels like my ancestors are running through my veins," he said. more
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