Sledder coming down Boise's Simplot Hill collides with oncoming car, suffers serious injuries
Reporter Eric Fink has the details. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Boise Police closed Bogus Basin Rd. for several hours Saturday after a young boy who was sledding down Simplot Hill went into the street and hit the side of an oncoming car traveling on Cartwright Rd.
The incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Police could not confirm whether the boy's momentum dragged his body underneath the vehicle.
The boy was taken to a local hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries. Authorities are not releasing his age.
One Boise officer on scene tells Today's 6 and Fox 9 On Your Side this accident should serve as a reminder to parents to always keep an eye on their children when sledding next to this dangerous road in the City of Trees.
"The way this hill comes down here," Lt. Brett Quilter of the Boise Police Department said, "if kids end out on the roadway, we can't stop traffic and it's real easy for these kids to come out and drivers not to be able to see them. If you're going to bring your kids out here sledding, just make sure you're out here at the bottom of the hill so you can catch them and stop them from going to the bottom of the road and getting struck."