Man Injured in Northern Idaho After His Car Hits a Bear
There were quite a few injury accidents in Idaho over the weekend leading up to Independence Day. One involved a man who hit a bear with his car near Athol, another was a 5-vehicle crash near Blackfoot, and a third accident happened north of Boise.
Driver Hits Bear With Car In Northern Idaho
On July 1st, a serious injury accident happened when a male driver hit a bear with his classic car. The old model vehicle didn’t have seatbelts and the driver was ejected from the car. The Idaho State Police reports:
The crash occurred near northbound US 95 milepost 444 in Kootenai County.
A 1940s model Plymouth being driven by a 47-year-old male of Athol, ID, struck a bear before veering off the roadway. The vehicle rolled and the male was subsequently ejected. The vehicle did not have seat belts.
The driver was transported to a hospital and the accident is under investigation. No update was given on the bear.
Single Vehicle Accident North Of Boise On Sunday
Sunday afternoon a female driver was involved in a single-vehicle accident after failing to negotiate a turn. The Idaho State Police blogs states:
A 69-year-old female of Cambridge was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox southbound on State Highway 55. She failed to negotiate a curve and overturned the vehicle.
The driver was not wearing a seatbelt. A 57-year-old female passenger of Cascade was wearing a seatbelt. Both individuals were taken to a local hospital by air ambulance.
The accident near Smiths Ferry blocked north and southbound lanes of travel for about 4 hours on Sunday afternoon.
5 Vehicle Accident Near Blackfoot Caused By Bicycle
A large accident happened near Blackfoot on Saturday morning after a bicycle came loose from a vehicle and landed on the highway.
A 41-year-old male from Millcreek, Utah, was driving a 2023 GMC Sierra when he lost a bicycle off a bike rack which landed in the lanes of travel. A 40-year-old male from Soda Springs, Idaho, driving a 2023 Subaru Ascent stopped in the lane to avoid hitting the bicycle. A 44-year-old from Rigby, Idaho, driving a 2006 Chevy Silverado pulling a camp trailer. was unable to stop and caused a chain reaction involving two more vehicles. A 2014 Chevy Silverado pulling a flat bed trailer with a raft, driven by a 30-year-old male from Boise, Idaho, and a 2016 Jeep Renegade, driven by a 26-year-old female from Billings, Montana.
The interstate was blocked for about 2 hours and all vehicle occupants were wearing seatbelts.