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Car Plunges Into Boise Canal, Pile-Up on Interstate, All Part of Dangerous Friday on Idaho Roads



Law enforcement refers to the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day as the "100 deadliest days," particularly for drivers. In Idaho, June 10 was an example of just how dangerous things can be.

The male driver of a vehicle was rushed to a Boise hospital in critical condition Friday evening after his vehicle left Allumbaugh Street near Franklin Road and plunged into the Ridenbaugh Canal. The vehicle was upside-down and the driver was pinned inside until emergency crews arrived on the scene and performed CPR. 

Meanwhile, Idaho State Police are investigating an injury crash on the southbound lane of Interstate 55, just north of Horseshoe Bend. Witnesses said a vehicle went off the road and slammed into a power pole, triggering a power outage in the area. ISP reports the female driver fell asleep behind the wheel, and a log-truck driver attempted to prevent the crash by trying to get the car driver's attention moments before the accident. The driver and her passenger were rushed to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

In Eastern Idaho, a Rigby man is fighting for his life after his truck collided with a tractor-trailor Friday on Highway 30 near Soda Springs.

Last but not least, ISP are still piecing together details of a six vehicle pile-up that blocked both lanes of Interstate 84 on the Snake River Bridge Friday. At least three commercial vehicles were wrecked and traffic was backed up in both directions for nearly two hours. The interstate was reopened later Friday evening.