A 65-year-old Boise man who was ejected from his pickup in a scary collision on Idaho Highway 44 Monday afternoon is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday, Ada County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Patrick Orr said.
Two others also required medical care, including the 81-year-old driver of the vehicle that collided with the pickup. She and a passenger in the Boise man’s pickup were both treated and released from the hospital Monday.
The collision happened at about 4 p.m. at the intersection of North Pinedale Way and Idaho 44.
Orr said the pickup driver was stopped on Pinedale Way, then turned east onto Idaho Highway 44 in front of a westbound vehicle driven by the 81-year-old Star woman.
The pickup was broadsided. The impact ejected the pickup driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt. The passenger in his car, also not wearing a seatbelt, was not ejected.
One lane was closed in each direction following the crash. The accident and its cleanup bogged traffic down through the rush hour, but traffic was flowing again in both directions by about 6 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.