Jesse Watkins, 43, of Boise, lost control of his motorcycle on Interstate 84 Friday morning after a car tried to merge into his lane, Idaho State Police say.
The crash sent Watkins to the hospital and tied up the freeway for about 45 minutes.
According to ISP, the crash happened at around 7:40 a.m. near milepost 50, near the Flying Wye. Watkins was riding a 2006 Harley-Davidson eastbound. In the lane to his left was a 2000 Hyundai Sonata driven by Stephan Manning, 29, of Nampa. To Watkins’ right was a 1998 Ford Contour driven by Craig Hoyt, 43, of Meridian.
As ISP describes it, Hoyt attempted to move into Watkins’ lane. Watkins, in turn, tried to avoid the Contour but sideswiped Manning’s Sonata. Watkins then lost control and his motorcycle overturned, throwing him onto the roadway.
Watkins wore a helmet and other protective gear, ISP states. He was taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where a hospital spokesman said he was treated and released.
ISP initially reported the crash only involved the motorcycle, but later revised that to include the other two vehicles.
The crash is still under investigation. ISP troopers have not made any charging decisions yet, spokeswoman Teresa Baker said.