29 vehicle crashes reported to Ada County Dispatch Friday

Orchard/I-84 Boise
Posted at 10:48 AM, Dec 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-10 15:20:03-05

BOISE, Idaho — Snow fell in the Treasure Valley overnight and Ada County Dispatch says it received 29 reports of vehicle crashes as of 10:35 Friday morning.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office says four of the crashes had injuries. There were also three hit-and-runs and three slide-offs.

Boise Police also said they responded to multiple crashes on the interstate and surrounding roads.

Idaho State Police troopers responded to 22 crashes and at least 14 slide-offs in 12 hours. One trooper was hit while in his vehicle at I-84 and Orchard while helping with a crash. The trooper was taken to the hospital, treated and released.

A second trooper was also hit while in his vehicle helping with a crash but was not injured, according to ISP. ISP helped with three injury crashes on I-84 Friday morning but none of the injuries appear serious.

Related: Tips on driving safely during winter weather conditions

In northern Idaho, a snowplow was hit on I-90 near Rose Lake by a driver who was trying to pass on the right, according to the Idaho Transportation Department. No one was injured in this crash, but the plow was off the road for two hours to check for damage during the storm.

ITD reminds drivers to give snowplows extra room and to never pass them on the right. During the winter months, it's important to give yourself extra travel time to allow for slow and safe driving.

Drivers are encouraged to check the road conditions and the cameras on the Idaho 511 website. It is also encouraged to keep a winter emergency kit in your car as well.