Boise fire and police departments responded Monday morning to help an unconscious man who had slipped and fallen on ice in the 1200 block of Shenandoah Drive.
While Boise firefighter Casey Wilson was working with the patient, a Boise police car that had been sent for traffic control couldn’t make it up an iced-over hill and began to slide toward the patient, according Capt. Scott Hall with the Boise Fire Department.
“When the police officer realized that they were sliding backward, they started honking” to warn people in the area, Boise Fire spokeswoman Tammy Barry said.
Wilson pulled the patient out of the way in time to prevent the car from running him over, Hall said.
The injured man was taken to St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. No other information about the man was available.
The accident happened about 10 a.m., Hall said.
Boise Police closed East Shenandoah Drive at Locust Street in east Boise on Monday morning because of extremely slick roads.
The Boise police car slid into another vehicle, but it caused only “very minor damage,” police spokeswoman Haley Williams said, noting “he was only going about 2 miles per hour.”
No one was injured, she said.
Kristin Rodine and Katy Moeller contributed.