Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Car - Pedestrian Collision State & VMP, boy hit appears OK

01-05-11 Car - Pedestrian Collision State & VMP, boy hit appears OK
  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 collision.