Truck Hits Boy En Route to School Bus
Posted on Oct 16, 2014
PAYETTE -- A 13-year-old boy is reported in critical condition after he was struck by a truck while attempting to cross the road to catch a school bus. Payette Chief of Police Mark Clark said that the 13 yr-old boy is a student at Payette Middle School. At approximately 7:30 a.m., the boy was attempting to cross US Highway 95 at Sixth Avenue South when he was struck by a Nissan pickup truck traveling northbound on Highway 95.
Witnesses at the scene report that the light conditions were dark at the time of the collision, however, the yellow flashing lights at the crosswalk were activated and in good working condition at the time of the crash. The boy is over 6 feet tall. At the time of the crash, the boy’s head slammed into the pickup truck’s windshield and was then thrown to the road. He suffered facial lacerations, head trauma and possible internal injuries.
Life Flight flew the boy to a local trauma center in Boise.
The pickup truck was driven by Norm Davis of Kuna, Idaho. He was traveling with his 13-year-old granddaughter at the time of the crash and they were on their way to Weiser when the crash occurred. The Idaho State Police is conducting a reconstruction of the crash wherein citations may issue following the conclusion of the investigation.
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