Nearly 30 people were injured on a tour in Skagway Wednesday.
According to a press release from the city, a Unimog touring vehicle went off the road at the Alaska Excursions Dog Camp around 11 a.m.
The Skagway company offers tours of a musher’s camp in Dyea.
The fire department and EMS volunteers responded to the scene of the accident at 10 mile Dyea Rd.
Twenty-eight people were transported to the local Dahl Memorial Clinic. Twenty -five were treated and released. Three were medevaced to receive further treatment.
According to the clinic’s executive director Shelly O’Boyle, injuries ranged from bumps and bruises to several broken bones and a few head injuries. The clinic’s emergency plan was activated to respond to the accident. It’s the first time that measure has been taken in a couple years.
In 2014, 23 people were injured when a White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad train derailed.
The fire department and municipality declined to provide any information beyond the limited press release.
KHNS will continue to update this story as we receive more information.
This post has been updated to reflect information from the clinic’s executive director.