Boise & Garden City

2 Boise cyclists recovering after crashes just 12 hours apart

11th and River streets in Boise, near where police say a bicycle and a concrete truck collided early Thursday.
11th and River streets in Boise, near where police say a bicycle and a concrete truck collided early Thursday. efenner@idahostatesman.com

The two crashes happened at about 2:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday in different areas of town.

The most seriously injuries came when a bicyclist was hit by a car in the afternoon on Parkcenter Boulevard at Pennsylvania Street. That person was sent to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, said Boise police. Witnesses told police a man driving a car south on Parkcenter struck the bicyclist as he crossed at Pennsylvania.

Police can’t yet say if they’ll issue a citation in that case, said Boise police spokeswoman Haley Williams.

The man hit in the early morning near 11th and River streets is being treated for serious injuries, but not life-threatening. Police said he was hit by a cement truck, but no further details about the circumstances have been released.

No citations have been issued yet regarding that crash, Williams said.

Both crashes are still under investigation.

The collisions come after a rough month for crashes in Boise and Garden City. During April, two pedestrians were killed, another two were injured and a 5-year-old riding a bike was hurt in collisions with cars and trucks. Statistics from recent years suggest it was an above-normal number of crashes involving bikes or pedestrians for those cities for April.

You can read more about those statistics here.

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