Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Man Killed in Head-On Collision at Maple Grove Overpass

Boise Police Officers are conducting a collision reconstruction of a motor vehicle crash that occurred during rush hour traffic the morning of Wednesday, 4/21/10, at the south side of the overpass at I-84 and Maple Grove Road. A male driver is reported to have been operating a Cadillac Seville served across three lanes of traffic and allegedly caused a head-on collision with an older model flatbed pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck was killed as a result of the crash.

Boise Police crash reconstruction experts and detectives are trying to determine why the male driver of a Cadillac Seville swerved across three lanes of traffic and slammed head-on into an older model flatbed pickup truck.

The male driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Cadillac was ambulated to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Witnesses said the pickup was in the far right southbound lane, while the Cadillac was headed north in the far right lane, when suddenly the Cadillac served to the left and hit the pickup head-on. The airbag in the Cadillac deployed.

Investigators did not find any seat belts in the older model truck. It had a bench seat that appears to have flown forward upon impact. Officers found the truck driver severely injured when they arrived. He was put in an ambulance but died at the scene.

A reminder to us all to remember to wear our safety belts at all times while in a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, the older model pickup did not have a functioning set of seat belts installed in the vehicle. It is estimated that if 90% of Americans wore their seat belts, that would prevent more than 5,500 deaths and 132,000 injuries annually.

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you or a family member have been injured or damaged due to the fault or responsibility of someone else, an industrial accident or by a dangerous or defective product, drug or toxic substance, contact Alan Morton for a no obligation, free consultation.

For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Telephone: 208.344.5555
Toll Free: 866.946.1669 [866.WIN.1.NOW]
Facsimile: 208.342.2509

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