BOISE — Police are turning to the public for help in finding a driver that struck a car full of teenagers Saturday afternoon.
The suspect was driving westbound on State Street in a dark SUV at about 5:30 p.m. when the collision occurred just east of Gary Lane. Police said the driver veered aggressively towards a white car occupied by four teenagers.
The SUV struck the car, sending it skidding onto the sidewalk and into a tree before rolling, police said. The car hit a second tree and a parked car before coming to rest.
The SUV sped from the scene without stopping to help the teenagers, police said. One occupant had to be extricated from the wreck by firefighters.
Three of the teenagers were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the SUV was described as a light-skinned adult man with a goatee and a tattoo on his right shoulder. He was wearing a tank top at the time of the crash, police said.
Police described the suspects SUV as similar to a Chevy Blazer or Dodge Durango. The exact make and model of the vehicle is unknown. The SUV was last seen fleeing the scene of the crash, headed northbound on Gary Lane.
Several witnesses saw the vehicle driving recklessly in a nearby parking lot before the wreck. The driver was speeding through the lot, screeching tires and nearly colliding with several parked cars, witnesses said.
Anyone with information about the accident or the suspect is urged to contact the Boise Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous, and may be eligible for a reward.