Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, June 18, 2012

Car-Motorized Bike Crash under Investigation

UPDATE: June 18, 2012 - Boise Police have learned the male driver of a motorized bike has non-life threatening injuries.

He was driving in the traffic lane westbound on W. Overland Rd when the collision occurred.

***As a motorized bike, when being propelled by the motor (meaning NOT being operated as a bike), drivers are subject to all traffic laws and safety regulations as any other motorized vehicles including using traffic lanes and all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements, including brake lights, headlights and other safety equipment requirements.

At this time, the collision remains under investigation.

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Boise, June 18, 2012 - Boise Police are investigating a crash involving a car and a motorized bicycle that happened in the intersection of S. Curtis and W. Overland Roads, reported at 7:43 this morning.

According to investigating officers, witnesses say a man driving a motorized bike entered the intersection traveling westbound on Overland. The male driver of a small sedan turning left from eastbound Overland to northbound Curtis struck the motorbike in the intersection. 

The driver of the motorbike, a man in his 30's, was not wearing a helmet. Witnesses tell officers he was thrown from the motorbike onto the sidewalk. He has been taken to a nearby hospital. Officers on scene say he appeared to have head injuries. The extent of his injuries are not known at this time.

The crash remains under investigation. No charges have been issued at this time.