Driver runs a light, motorcyclist pays the price - Boise - Apr 23,06

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Hozhead, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Hozhead

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    A driver ran a light in downtown Boise on April 23rd and a motorcyclist paid the price when he colided with the vehicle. The driver was cited with inattentive driving which could cost him $300 or 6 months in jail. I'm betting it only costs him the $300 and almost nothing else - not even significant points on his license.
    You'd think that running a light would be inattentive driving but running a light and causing someone to crash and be injured would at least be wreckless driving in order to put a few more points on the driver's license and make his insurance hate him a bit more.

    http://idahostatesman.com/apps/pbcs...24/NEWS0112/604240311&SearchID=73242545602033

    Downtown accident sends three to hospital
    statesman staff
    Edition Date: 04-24-2006

    Three Boiseans were taken to a local hospital Sunday after a motorcycle collided with a sports utility vehicle in downtown Boise, police said.

    A 39-year-old man on a motorcycle was driving south on 9th Street when Greg Davis, 19, the driver of a green Explorer, ran the stoplight at Front Street, said Lt. Kent Lipple.

    The motorcycle hit the side of the Explorer, causing the car to roll over, he said.

    The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with head and shoulder injuries reported to not be threatening, Lipple said.

    Davis had a hand injury. He and his girlfriend were taken to the hospital, treated and released.

    Davis, of Boise, was cited on a charge of inattentive driving, which carries up to a $300 fine or six months in jail.
     
  2. Man that's terrible. It happens all the time downtown.

    I work downtown and you really have to be extra careful when riding around down there. Be extra paranoid and check both ways before going through intersections down there even if they have traffic lights. Sometimes drivers get annoyed at me but that's life.

    Let's see since this time last year I have seen 5 accidents at the intersection of Idaho and 11th I think it is - the street that goes in front of the Neurolux and The Edge.

    Last year a lady ran a light and went right between my friend and I. She didn't even cop a clue...oblivious!

    -r