Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bellevue men injured in single-vehicle crash

Driver and passenger life-flighted to Boise hospital


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

Two Bellevue men were injured early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Broadford Road near Star Bridge between Hailey and Bellevue.

The Blaine County Sheriff's Office reported that driver Jason P. Calhoun, 32, and passenger Robert G. Symons, 29, both suffered head injuries and were flown by emergency helicopter to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise after first being transported to St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center by Wood River Fire & Rescue ambulance.

According to the accident report, Calhoun was released from Saint Alphonsus on Sunday, while Symons was transferred Saturday to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Symons was listed in good condition Tuesday afternoon at University of Utah Hospital.

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Miller said the accident occurred shortly before 2:30 a.m. when Calhoun, driving a white 1994 GMC Sierra pickup, lost control of the vehicle.

"They were southbound on Broadford and apparently failed to negotiate a curve near the bridge," Miller said. "They went through a fence and hit multiple trees."

According to the accident report, neither man was wearing a seatbelt.

"Alcohol is believed to have been involved and the crash is still under investigation," Miller said.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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