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ISP trooper barely avoids injury in multi-vehicle crash

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 18:38:47-04

An unusual accident on Interstate 84 in Nampa Tuesday afternoon –- and an Idaho State Police trooper is lucky to be alive.

According to ISP spokesperson Teresa Baker, a semi driver was westbound on the freeway about 2:40 p.m. The driver apparently changed lanes, didn’t see a car in the lane, and inadvertently forced the driver off the Interstate and into the median.

An Idaho State Police motorcycle trooper arrived shortly thereafter and was able to help the driver up the median and onto the pavement.

As the trooper climbed back onto his motorcycle, he saw another car approaching. “The second car came from behind,” Baker said. “For some reason, the driver lost control and swerved to the left. The trooper was able to jump off his bike and into median,” Baker said. “The second car then T-boned the first car.”

One driver was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident backed up traffic for at least one mile.

At last word, the semi driver was being questioned by officers.

Nampa Police is investigating the crash.