BPD: Bicyclist involved in hit-and-run incident

Posted at 10:56 PM, May 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 19:15:31-04

The Boise Police Department is urging drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians to share the road and be aware of their surroundings following two different accidents on Saturday night--one of which is reported to be a hit-and-run.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., Boise Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on the 1800 block of W. Main Street. An adult male was not in the crosswalk when he was hit by a passenger car.  The man was taken to a hospital and is listed in stable condition. The driver of the vehicle, 47-year-old Derrick Lewis of Boise, was cited for inattentive driving and failure to provide insurance.

Around 11:30 p.m., Boise Police responded to a vehicle versus bicycle crash near the intersection of N. Latah and W. Meadow Drive. A man on a bicycle who was riding in a designated bicycle lane was hit by a truck from behind.  The truck continued southbound on Latah without stopping. The cyclist was wearing a helmet but suffered serious injuries.  Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.


Pedestrians and bicyclists involved in crashes since 2011