Sun causes woman to hit pedestrian in Wendell
On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, just after 7:30 pm, Idaho State Police were called to a vehicle versus pedestrian injury crash near the intersection of Main Street and Idaho Street, in Wendell.
According to ISP, Jesseca Dodge, 24 of Wendell, was driving west on Main Street in a Dodge Caravan. Roney Welker, 36 of Wendell, was crossing Main Street 200 feet east of the marked cross walk. Dodge's vehicle hit Welker in the middle of the street. Welker was transported via air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
ISP said that the setting sun was a factor in this crash and Welker had consumed alcohol prior to the crash. All occupants in the vehicle were wearing seat belts.