Two people hospitalized in South Boise after vehicle hit by train, police say

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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.

“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.

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