Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Sunday, May 03, 2009

05-03-09 Update: Hit and Run

05-03-09 Update: Hit and Run

UPDATE: Hit & Run

   Boise, May 3, 2009 - 8:17 p.m. - Boise Police have located the vehicle believed involved in a hit & run late Saturday. No arrests have been made in the case. The investigation is continuing. Additional details are not available at this time. 

   Background: Boise Police responded to a reported collision between a car and a motorcycle at the intersection of Bergeson and Federal Way about 11:00 p.m. Saturday night, May 2nd. The motorcyclist, a man in his late 20's, was thrown from the bike and was taken to the hospital. Fortunately, he was wearing a helmet and his injuries were non-life threatening. To officers at the scene, the motorcycle appeared destroyed.

   According to witnesses, the driver of the car stopped briefly but then left the scene. Officers did find some car parts left behind from the collision.

   Again, officers have located the vehicle they believe to be involved and are continuing their investigation. No arrests or charges have been filed at this time.


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     Hit and Run Injury Accident

    Boise Police are seeking assistance with a late night hit and run accident involving a car and a motorcycle.

    Police report that about 11:02 pm a car drove left of the center at the intersection of Bergeson and Federal way. The car struck a motorcyclist in the turn lane. The 27 year old male rider was thrown from the motorcycle. The 2006 Honda motorcycle was a total loss. The car stopped briefly, then fled the scene. The car was described as a late model Tan or Silver Subaru Outback. There was definite damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle. Parts of the car were found at the accident scene. 

    The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and police feel that the helmet greatly reduced his injuries and quite possibly saved the riders life. 

    "We are very fortunate that this was not a fatality." said Boise Police Lieutenant Alan Cavener. The driver of the car could face leaving the scene of an injury accident which is a felony. Anyone with information about the vehicle or the driver is encouraged to call crime stoppers at 343-COPS.


Lt. Alan Cavener

Boise City Police