Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Officers Investigate State St. crash that hospitalized four.

09-07-10 Officers Investigate State St. crash that hospitalized four.

 Boise, Sept. 7, 2010, 6:10 p.m. - Boise firefighters extricated two people and 4 people were sent to the hospital after a two-car head-on collision this afternoon on State Street.

    What Happened: Boise Police and firefighters were called to the crash on the 6700 blk of W. State Street near N. Hertford Way at 4:19 p.m. this afternoon. Two cars were involved; a black Jeep and a white Jaguar. When emergency crews arrived they found both drivers trapped in the vehicles. Two children were also inside the Jeep, one child approx 8 years old and the other in an infant-sized child restraint seat. Both children were immediately taken to the hospital for what appeared on scene  to be non-life threatening injuries.

    Firefighters were able to free the driver of the Jeep, an adult male from Boise, the children's father. He was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening leg injuries. 

    Firefighters had a more difficult time freeing the driver of the Jaguar, a man in his late 20's from Boise. After he was extricated, he too was taken to the hospital with injuries described as extensive and serious.

    Boise Police officers say after a preliminary investigation they believe the driver of the Jaguar, who was headed east on State Street, turned left in front of the Jeep that was headed west. Due to the ongoing investigation, no citations have yet been issued.

    The crash occurred just as rush-hour traffic was beginning on an already crowded thoroughfare. Officers say traffic from the crash was slowed in both directions on State Street until about 5:45 p.m.