Flying board crashes through windshield on Idaho highway

Flying board crashes through windshield on Idaho highway

Flying board crashes through windshield on Idaho highway

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by Matt Standal

KREM.com

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 12:53 PM

MERIDIAN -- Police are looking for answers after a piece of lumber crashed through a driver's windshield, seriously injuring the man as he was traveling on Interstate 84 Wednesday morning.

The accident happened shortly before 7:57 a.m. between the Ten Mile and Meridian Road exits in the eastbound lanes.

Authorities say the flying board may have come loose from a truck traveling in either the westbound or eastbound lanes.

The man received serious injuries in the accident, according to Idaho State Police Sergeant John Burke.

"We need the public's help," Burke said. "If there's anyone that witnessed a board hitting a pickup, or saw a truck losing boards, we'd like them to contact us."

It's not clear if the man crashed his pickup after the board struck his windshield, or if he simply stopped on the freeway because of his injuries.

Ada County traffic cameras showed a large hole in the windshield at head-level on the driver's side of the pickup.

Burke says an ISP trooper was en route to a local hospital to interview the driver and try to get more information.

If you have any information on the accident, you're asked to call the Idaho State Police dispatch line at 208-846-7500.

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