Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Crash West of Blackfoot Injured Two

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Idaho State Police
Region 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 09/07/2011 10:15 p.m.
Contact: Trooper Aikele

On September 07, 2011, around 08:00 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on SH39 at mile marker 48.5, west of Blackfoot.

Roberta Martin, 66 of Moreland and a school bus driver for Snake River School District, was traveling northbound on SH39 just west of Riverside. Martin was slowing for another bus that was stopped when she noticed a child standing up toward the back of the bus. As Martin looked in her mirror and tried to get the child to sit down, she didn't realize that traffic had stopped and ran into the back of a 2009 Chevrolet Impala being driven by Jimmie Grant, 35 of Blackfoot.

Speeds were very slow and are not a factor in the crash. Grant was not injured, however, his two passengers were transported to Bingham Memorial Hospital by ground ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Neither Martin nor any of the children on the school bus were injured.

One northbound lane was blocked for about an hour while the crash was investigated and the injured were removed from the vehicle. Seatbelts were worn by all parties involved.