02-23-10 Airport Way Closed at Vista - Crash involves Car -
UPDATE: Boise, Feb
23, 2010 - 8:40 a.m. - Boise Police say the two pedestrians
involved in a collision with a passenger car this morning are alert
and talking at a local hospital. Both were injured, but neither is
Boise, Feb 23, 2010, 8:06 a.m - Boise Police are
investigating a collision between a car and two pedestrians. It
happened at 6:20 a.m. this morning. Both the pedestrians, an
adult man and woman have been taken to the hospital. At this
time the woman's injuries do not appear life threatening. Officers
on scene say the man's injuries do appear to be serious.
Traffic Impact: Airport Way at
Vista is closed and will be for possibly the next 2 - 3 hours.
Motorists headed to the airport from Airport Way must re-route to
I-84 and access via Vista.
What Happened: This incident is
still under investigation. Officers with the Boise Police Crash
Reconstruction team are en route. At this time, it appears the two
pedestrians were crossing on the east side of Vista north to south
toward the airport when they were hit by a passenger car driven by
an adult male, the only occupant of the car. The car was traveling
south on Vista turning east onto Airport Way when the collision
occurred. Indications are the pedestrians were headed to the
airport and on scene officers say it appears they only had carry-on
baggage with them.
Investigation: At this time,
officers say it appears the pedestrians were crossing Vista in a
crosswalk. There is a signal light at the intersection. Full
details on who had the right of way, crossing with/against the
lights, etc. are under investigation by BPD Crash Reconstruction