Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, November 29, 2007

11-29-07 Update: Accident at 9th & Front

11-29-07 Update: Accident at 9th & Front

    Boise, Nov. 29, 2007 - Boise Police have cited a Nampa man after he hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk while making a left hand turn on a busy downtown street.

    Cited: James Bilbao, 49, Nampa 

    Infraction: Failure to Show Due Caution, Idaho Code 49-615, $75 fine

    The victim in the accident, a 43 year old man from Boise was treated and released from the hospital last night.

 

Original Release:

    Boise, Nov. 28, 2007 - Boise Police say charges will be filed against a driver who hit a pedestrian walking in a downtown crosswalk today. No citations have been written at this time, however, as the investigation is continuing.

    The latest information officers have on the condition of the man who was hit is promising, and the man's injuries, at this time, do not appear to be as serious as first feared.

    This morning at 11:57 a.m., Boise Officers were called to the intersection of 9th and Front streets where a 43 year old man had been hit in the crosswalk and he crossed 9th street headed westbound. The victim is a Boise man and a construction worker who had been working on a building project next to where the accident occurred. Officers on scene say he was transported to a nearby hospital with what appeared to be a head injury.

    Investigating officers say it appears a motorist headed west on Front had stopped to turn south on 9th. When the motorist made the turn onto 9th, he hit the pedestrian. Officers say it appears the pedestrian did have the right of way. The motorist, a 49 year old man from Nampa was driving a small, Chevy S10 pick up. Again, the motorist has not been cited at this time pending the ongoing investigation.

    A Boise Police detective just happened to be passing through the intersection at the time of the accident. Although the detective did not witness the accident, he was able to immediately report it to dispatch, check the victim and protect the scene from oncoming traffic until additional officers and paramedics could arrive.

    Additonal info will be released as soon as the investigation is complete.