A boy and a girl riding bikes in Eagle River Sunday were struck and seriously injured by an intoxicated driver, the Anchorage Police Department said.
At 3:51 p.m., officers were called to the intersection of the Old Glenn Highway and Coronado Road in Eagle River, the APD said in a statement Sunday. A “male juvenile and a female juvenile” were riding bikes on the sidewalk of the Old Glenn Highway “when a silver 2014 Subaru drove onto the sidewalk," police said. “The vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed and struck both juveniles head on.”
Both the girl and the boy were taken to a hospital with “serious injuries,” police said. Both were “conscious and breathing when medics arrived," according to the statement from police.
The driver, 60-year-old Vicie Zielinski, did not try to leave the scene of the crash, police said. She was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after field sobriety tests.