Thursday, March 28, 2024

Vehicle vs Bicycle Collision WB US12 near MP42, Orofino

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732
(208) 750-9300
Fax (208) 750-9385

For Immediate Release: 03/28/24 5:00 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

Idaho State Police investigated a vehicle versus bicycle collision in Orofino, Idaho, which occurred at 7:54 pm on March 27, 2024.
A 19-year-old male from Orofino was wearing dark clothing while riding his bicycle in the westbound lane of US Highway 12, near mile post 42. A 72-year-old female from Orofino was driving westbound in a red Honda Accord, when she collided with the bicyclist. In the investigation it was found that the bicyclist failed to have proper lighting and reflector equipment upon his bicycle and failed to ride to the nearest curb or edge.
The bicyclist was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital for serious injuries. The bicyclist was cited.
Traffic on Westbound US 12 was closed for approximately 3 hours.