Woman in hospital with life-threatening injuries after accident involving stolen car

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Anchorage Police Department closed a section of Commercial Drive after a vehicle accident involving a stolen pickup truck.

APD says that officers spotted a white Chevy pickup that they identified as stolen heading westbound on Commercial Drive.

They followed the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop, and then boxed in the vehicle with their patrol cars, but the driver drove through the barrier, ramming patrol cars in the process.

At that point, the driver lost control of the vehicle and it drove into the oncoming eastbound traffic, striking two other cars. The white pickup rolled on its side and a female passenger was partially ejected from the vehicle. She was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver, an adult male, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are closing Commercial Drive between Industrial Way and Rampart Drive until the investigation is complete.

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