The highway north of Firebird Raceway was closed for about an hour Tuesday evening as an air ambulance came in to transport a woman injured in the single-car, injury accident, the Ada County Sheriff's Office reports.
The 18-year-old man driving the car was taken to a local hospital by ground ambulance, the sheriff’s office reports. He was able to get out of the vehicle, but fire crews had to cut through metal to get the passenger out.
The crash was reported about 6:30 p.m., and both directions of the highway were blocked while an air ambulance came in, Ada County Dispatch reports. One lane reopened around 7:30 p.m. and both lanes were back open at 8 p.m., the sheriff’s office reports.
The car was headed north on 16 near the Gem County line when the driver lost control and went off right side of road, the sheriff’s office reports. The road was blocked between Chaparral Road and Jackass Gulch Road, officials said.