Boise & Garden City

Bicyclist hospitalized after collision with truck in Downtown Boise; driver cited

A 23-year-old bicyclist was taken to the hospital after a collision with a truck Tuesday morning, Boise police said.

The man’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The 54-year-old driver of the truck was cited for failure to yield.

The crash was reported at 9:22 a.m. at Broadway and Myrtle streets in Downtown Boise.

A police spokesman said the truck was traveling east on Myrtle Street and turned north onto Broadway Avenue. The vehicle truck the bicyclist in the crosswalk.

The bicyclist had the right of way, police said.

Another Boise car v. bicycle collision was reported a short time later, but that incident turned out to be a scooter that ran into a truck, police said.

The incident was reported at Gary Lane and Tobi Street at 9:32 a.m.

The scooter was traveling north and ran into the side of the truck as it was turning south onto Gary.

There were no injuries, and the vehicles had very little damage. No citations were issued this morning.

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