Tuesday, October 8, 2013

String of Cyclist, Pedestrian Accidents Claims Another Life

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 9:42 AM

A Boise cyclist has died of injuries suffered in an October 7 collision with a vehicle in what has become a particularly dangerous time for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The cyclist, 56-year-old James Kelly of Boise man was struck and injured by an SUV which was attempting to turn east onto Federal Way near Broadway Avenue. A small red trailer, carrying groceries, was being pulled behind the the bicycle.

The accident occurred about an hour before another horrific scene where a group of people, leaving a funeral at an LDS Church on McMillan Road, were struck by a Toyota sedan which jumped the curb and onto the sidewalk. As many as nine people were rushed to three local hospitals, One of the injured was a woman who was a passenger in the car. The car's driver, an elderly man, was not injured. Two of the injured, including a 5-year-old boy, were seriously injured. Three people remained hospitalized by Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile the Ada County coroner has identified the victim of a fatal hit and run accident on State Street October 4.

28-year-old Wiley Padden of Boise died of blunt force trauma after being hit by a vehicle while he was crossing State Street, east of Collister Drive.

24-year-old Ada Weinert was arraigned in Ada County Court October 7, charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an injury accident. Weinert is being held on $250,000 bond. He was on probation for previous convictions of drug charges and resisting an officer.

On September 26, 53-year-old Victor Haskell of Garden City died of blunt force trauma when he was cycling on State Street near North 30th Street and was struck and killed by a vehicle. 31-year-old Gavin Haley was charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an injury crash.

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