Boise police: Injured woman found in yard was in scooter crash overnight; suspected driver arrested

July 7, 2013 

Thomas MacFarlane

A woman who was found unconscious in the front yard of a Boise home Sunday morning was injured in a scooter crash overnight, police say. The 30-year-old woman remains hospitalized with life-threatening head injuries.

Thomas Alec MacFarlane, 22, has been charged with felony leaving the scene of an injury accident. Police say they have evidence he was driving the scooter when it crashed.

The woman was discovered by a man walking his dog at about 8 a.m. Sunday. She was lying between some shrubs and the driveway of a home near Garfield and Manitou streets.

Earlier in the morning, at about 3:28 a.m., police were called to that same area for a report of a motorcycle crash. When officers arrived, they found a scooter that appeared to have crashed. They found a trail of blood, but did not locate anyone in the area.

The woman believed to have been a victim in the scooter crash was found about a block and a half away from the crash site, police said.

The corner of Manitou and Garfield was blocked off Sunday morning, and crime scene tape was pulled across Garfield.

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