Woman pinned in camper trailer wreck

July 5, 2013 

— A 53-year-old woman pinned beneath a camper trailer after a collision at Amity Road and Ten Mile Road in Meridian has been transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center by air ambulance.

The woman and a man, both from Wyoming, were driving eastbound in a truck pulling a small camper trailer when the trailer became detached from the vehicle, according to Ada County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Patrick Orr. The pair had apparently stopped on the roadside to reattach the trailer when it was struck from behind by a Subaru Legacy, also headed eastbound.

The woman was outside the truck, when the collision occurred, and was trapped under the trailer when it flipped. The initial caller told dispatchers that the woman was pinned beneath the trailer from the hips down, and was losing consciousness.

The woman's injuries did not appear to be life threatening, Orr said.

The victim was extricated by Meridian firefighters at the scene. Her 54-year-old husband suffered a shoulder injury, but neither he nor the driver of the Subaru were transported to the hospital.

The driver of the Subaru, 55-year-old Kathryn Williams of Nampa, was cited for inattentive driving. Speed was not a factor in the crash, Orr said.

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