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September 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Alaska driver trying to help causes pileup, gets ticketed

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A driver attempting a good deed wound up with a ticket Tuesday morning following an accident involving several vehicles.

The pileup happened just after 6 a.m. on the Glenn Highway northeast of Anchorage, said Anchorage police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro.

The driver, James Paul Crocker, said he saw sparks coming from under a truck in front of him. He passed the truck, parked in the left passing lane and tried to flag down the truck driver.

However, police say a third vehicle hit the truck, which then hit Crocker’s parked car.

And if that wasn’t enough, a man on a motorcycle had to ditch his bike to avoid the accident.

Castro says Crocker was cited for reckless driving and having no insurance.

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