Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

03-10-09 Officers Investigate Car Over Embankment

03-10-09 Officers Investigate Car Over Embankment

    Boise, March 10, 2009 - Boise Police are investigating why a car went over the embankment, crashing into trees along the Boise River behind BSU. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital by paramedics after he tried to walk away from the collision and collapsed.

    What Happened: At approx 12:09 p.m., Boise Police officers on patrol at Boise State University were called to a wreck off Caesar Chavez Lane. Officers found a Subaru Imprezza had gone off the road, over a pedestrian pylon, over the embankment, and finally stopped when the car hit debris on the river bank.

    A 46 year old Boise man was the driver and only person inside the car at the time. Witnesses told officers after the collision, the man got out of the car, walked to Broadway Ave., and collapsed. He was conscious when officers and emergency crews arrived, and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries apparently sustained in the crash. His injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

    Officers investigating say there is evidence the driver of the car was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time the vehicle went off the road. The incident remains under investigation.