Car Crashes Into Crowd Leaving 11 Injured
Eyewitnesses tell us that a Gray Porsche Spider lost control and drifted into a crowd injuring 11 people near the Boise Spectrum. The crowd was gathered on the sidewalk on Overland Road attending the last Cars and Coffee Show of the Summer.
"The bodies were flying into the air, flipping through the sky," one witness told us. They continued describing the accident, "it hit these people so hard that their tennis shoes were blown off their feet, one person had a street sign wedged into his back."
Most folks, who were injured, suffered lower leg fractures, such as broken legs and severe lacerations. Ages of the victims were from 10-40, according to first hand reports.
Boise Police have issued a statement on the investigation:
An investigation into the crash is underway. Preliminary information shows that the driver of a gray Porsche was accelerating rapidly as he left the car show onto eastbound Overland Rd, lost control and ran into the nearby crowd. The driver is cooperating with the investigation and the Porsche was part of the car show. Overland Road is closed at this time while officers continue to investigate.
Ada County Paramedics arrived on the scene treating the victims and asking questions. "They were outstanding," according to another witness. A doctor heard about the incident and rushed to aid the injured.
Cars and Coffee is a monthly car show that happens every Summer. Car enthusiast from all over the Treasure Valley attend the event to check out vehicles foreign and domestic.
Six victims were taken to the hospital by ambulance, five were taken to the hospital in private vehicles. Their conditions are unavailable at this time. The investigation is ongoing, once it’s complete the investigation will be forwarded to the prosecutor for possible charges.
We will continue to update you on the events as they continue to unfold.