11-21-11 UPDATE: Pedestrian injured in early morning
UPDATE: Boise, Nov. 21, 2011 - Boise
Police have determined no citations will be issued 21 days after a
collision between a jogger and a pickup truck has the jogger still
According to investigating officers, the
pickup driver was not at fault considering the direction the jogger
was coming from, the darkness, no crosswalk and no traffic signal.
Tragically, the driver told officers he just didn't see the jogger
in the darkness. It appears the jogger, a Boise man in his 50's,
was crossing Glenwood Street outside a crosswalk at an uncontrolled
intersection, which is an infraction, Idaho State Code 49-704
(below) that carries a fine of $56.50.
Officers say considering the totality of
the circumstances, and that the jogger is still lying in a hospital
bed with serious injuries, it is not in the best interest of
justice to cite him. Officers say it seems extremely unlikely that
when this gentleman resumes his jogging, as it's hoped he does,
that he will repeat the same behavior. His experience may indeed be
a good reminder to others and may have already prevented similar
incidents. Officers are hoping for the man's quick
PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLES
49-704. Crossing at other than
crosswalks. (1) Every pedestrian crossing a highway at any
point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked
crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all
vehicles upon the highway.
(2) Any pedestrian crossing a
highway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian
crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all
vehicles upon the highway.
(3) Between adjacent
intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation,
pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked
(4) No pedestrian shall cross a
highway intersection diagonally unless authorized by
traffic-control devices. When authorized to cross diagonally,
pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the traffic-control
devices pertaining to crossing movements.
Boise, Oct. 31, 2011 - A man in his 50's
who was running with his dog and crossing Glenwood Street early
this morning is hospitalized with what officers say appear to be
life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a truck at Glenwood
and Crestwood Dr. Witnesses say it was dark, the intersection has
no signal light and traffic was heavy. The driver tells officers he
didn't see the jogger in the darkness.
What Happened:Officers were called to
Glenwood Street just north of Goddard Road at 7:10 a.m. Witnesses
tell officers the victim was jogging from west to east diagonally
across Glenwood with his dog and another runner toward a canal that
runs behind the nearby Fred Meyer store. The victim was hit by a
full size pick up truck traveling north on Glenwood.
Under Investigation:At this time,
further details remain under investigation. No citations have been
issued. Further information will be released as available.
Traffic Impact:The Boise Police Crash
Reconstruction Team remains on scene. Motorists in the area should
expect lane restrictions on Glenwood north of Goddard until about