EAGLE — A 72-year-old Nampa man was cited by Eagle police on a misdemeanor charge of inattentive driving Wednesday after a seven-vehicle crash at the State Street/South Edgewood Lane intersection near Eagle, the Ada County Sheriff's Office reported.
According to the sheriff's office, Glen Kiser was driving a semitrailer eastbound on State just before 10:45 a.m. and was unable to stop in time as he approached some cars in front of him that were stopped at a red light. Officials said Kiser hit the brakes and lost control, sending the truck sideways and hitting wo cars stopped in the turning and middle eastbound lanes of State. Those cars hit four other cars in a chain-reaction pile-up. All six cars were damaged.
The sheriff's office said the force of the impact threw two of the cars about 200 feet from where they were hit.
Kiser was not hurt, but four occupants of the cars were injured. They were taken to a hospital, but officials said that reports indicated that their injuries didn't appear life threatening.
Officers reopened all eastbound lanes of Idaho 44 just before 2 p.m. after they were closed for almost three hours.