Jeep slams into vacant house in downtown Boise

Jeep slams into vacant house in downtown Boise

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A 39-year-old driver of a Jeep was taken to the hospital after he drove the vehicle into a vacant home.

Ada County Dispatchers received a report of two vehicle crash near 4th Street and Myrtle at around 7:45 a.m. As a result of the crash, a Jeep slammed into the side of a home. The driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Boise Police officers said the driver was heading east on Myrtle veered off the right side of the road, hit a sign and a street light, drove along the sidewalk, back onto the road, then veering to the left, rear ended a second car before driving into a vacant house on the northeast corner of 4th & Myrtle

"It was kinda scary," said neighbor Eva Frank. "I thought oh my lord, I thought maybe somebody had gotten run over."

"When we do get call for a car versus a building, it's usually just that a car bumped into a building and it usually does not cause significant damage," said Boise Fire Captain, Thomas Moore. "So this is not a common occurance."

In a separate incident, Boise Police said a motorcyclist traveling south on Federal Way was hit by a vehicle turning left onto Apple from northbound Federal Way. The motorcyclist was seriously injured.