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