Two minors were transported by ground ambulance to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center on Friday with non-life-threatening injuries following a rollover car accident near Bellevue.
According to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded just before 8 p.m. to a single-vehicle rollover on Muldoon Canyon Road, east of the intersection with Bayhorse Road.
A black 2002 GMC Envoy rolled two and a half times before landing on its roof on the north side of the road, the Sheriff’s Office reported. The driver, a 15-year-old male, reported losing control as he came around a curve while heading west. He and his 13-year-old passenger were both transported to the hospital. Both were wearing seatbelts. The vehicle sustained significant damage and was towed from the scene. According to the Sheriff’s Office, no citations were issued.
Deputies responded to four injury motor-vehicle accidents between April 18 and April 26, more than a month before the so-called “100 deadliest days of summer,” which falls between Memorial Day and Labor Day. According to the Idaho Transportation Department, 244 people died in crashes on Idaho roads in 2017, 90 of which fell within the 100 deadliest days, and three of which occurred in Blaine County.