Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Motorists Cited for Ice Covered Windshield after he hit a Pedestrian

01-04-11 Motorists Cited for Ice Covered Windshield after he hit a Pedestrian

    Boise, Jan. 4, 2011 - Boise Police cited a motorist today for failing to clear his ice-covered windshield after he struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk at Front and Broadway.

    Officers were called to the collision at 7:30 this morning. The pedestrian hit is a woman in her 50's who tells officers she was walking home from work. She was crossing north to south on Front Street in the cross walk with the green light when she was struck by the vehicle. The collision was slow speed, approx ten miles per hour. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital for injuries that included several facial lacerations. Her injuries did not appear life threatening.

    The motorist, a Boise man in his 50's, was turning right from southbound Broadway onto westbound Front when officers say he hit the woman in the crosswalk. Officers on scene say the vehicle's windshield was heavily obstructed by an icey frost. Officers say the driver admitted he did not see the pedestrian.  

    The motorist was cited for:

Obstructed windshield - ISC 49-612(3) - $62 fine

Failure to Yield to Pedestrians in a crosswalk- ISC 49-802(1) - $85 fine


ISC 49-612(3)  No vehicle shall be operated when the windshield and/or windows of the vehicle are coated with ice, snow, sleet, or dust to the extent that the driver's view ahead, or to the sides or rear of the vehicle are obstructed.