01-05-11 Car - Pedestrian Collision State & VMP, boy hit
Boise, Jan. 5, 2011 - A Boise Police patrol officer
investigating a collision between a car and a pedestrian this
morning says the boy who was hit has been treated and released from
a local hospital.
Officers were called by witnesses about 7:13 a.m.
to the collision at the intersection of State Street and Veteran's
Memorial Parkway. Witnesses tell officers the car involved was
stopped at the signal light southbound on N. 36th Street. The light
changed to green and the motorist began driving south onto VMP.
Witnesses say at that time a boy, later found to be 12 years old,
ran across VMP east to west, apparently against the signal
light and into oncoming traffic. The driver involved, a woman
from Boise, tells officers she didn't see the boy in traffic
until she hit him, throwing him up onto the vehicle's hood then
into the roadway.
Officers just left the hospital where the boy was
taken. Officers say he appears to have suffered some minor scrapes
and bruises, but has been released. Officers did issue the boy a
citation for failure to obey a traffic control signal, a citation
that carries a a fine of $56.50. Officers will also inform the boys
School Resource Officer for educational follow up.
Traffic Impact: Traffic lanes southbound on VMP
and one lane on eastbound State Street were closed for about
25 minutes between approx 7:15 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. as emergency
responders attended to the boy and investigated the