3 Injured in Accident in Twin Falls Friday Night Near Costco
There was an injury accident on the north side of Twin Falls Friday night involving a semi-truck and a pickup truck. The accident blocked the intersection of Fillmore and Poleline for 4 hours and 45 minutes.
In the report from the Idaho State Police, it states:
A 65-year-old-male from Rupert, was traveling eastbound on pole line in a 2000 Freightliner semi with a single trailer. A 66-year-old-male, and a 63-year-old-female passenger, both from Pleasant Grove, Utah, was traveling westbound in a 2019 Chevy Silverado.
The Chevy was making a U-turn, when the Freightliner failed to stop for the traffic control device and collided in the intersection, where the trailer overturned.
The drivers of both vehicles were transported via ground ambulance and the passenger of the Chevy was transported via air ambulance to a local hospital.
Idaho State Police was assisted by Twin Falls Police Department, Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Transportation Department, and Twin Falls Street Department.
The accident is under investigation by the Idaho State Police
The accident was a popular topic on social media Friday as residents tried to figure out what had happened and the best routes to get around the blocked intersection. In the pictures posted on Facebook, you can see the semi-truck with the trailer tipped over and the ground covered with what looks like potatoes. Also in the pictures, you can see an in-bed camper that was probably knocked from the pickup truck that was hit by the semi. The crumpled Chevy truck can also be seen in some of the pictures.
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Idaho State Police are also investigating an accident that happened Friday night on I84, hours after a morning accident blocked traffic for 12 hours. The accident happened just before midnight in Payette County:
A 21-year-old male from Boise, was traveling wrong way westbound in the eastbound lanes, in a 2005 Toyota 4Runner. A 59-year-old male from Mountain Home was driving a 2022 Dodge Ram 2500 eastbound, with three passengers: a 21-year-old female of Craigmont, 57-year-old male of Mountain Home, and a juvenile. The Toyota hit the Dodge head on.
A 28-year-old male from Ontario, Canada, was driving a 2023 Volvo semi eastbound when it rear ended the Dodge after the head on collision.
The drivers of the Toyota and Dodge were transported via air ambulance, and the passengers of the Dodge were transported via ground ambulance, all to local hospitals. The semi driver was not transported.
This accident blocked traffic for more than 2 hours.
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