Two people were hospitalized in South Boise on Thursday after a train collided with a vehicle, according to the Boise Police Department.
On railroad tracks near West Kootenai Street and Pico Street, near Terry Day Park, a train collided with a large passenger vehicle, according to a tweet from BPD.
(1) Boise Police and Fire are on scene of a vehicle vs train collision on the railroad tracks near W. Kootenai St and Pico St. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/yyfyMhqFKe
— Boise PD (@BoisePD) September 23, 2021
“Preliminary evidence indicates the driver of the vehicle disobeyed signals to stop and the train collided with the vehicle’s passenger side,” a second tweet indicated. The driver and a passenger, both of whom had non-life-threatening injuries, were taken to a hospital.
Police and Boise Fire responded to the scene, and authorities asked residents to avoid the area.