Friday, August 15, 2014

Bicyclist injured in collision with dog

Woman in intensive care at Boise hospital

Express Staff Writer

    A 64-year-old Seattle woman was flown by emergency helicopter to a Boise hospital after she crashed her bicycle into a dog Wednesday morning on Trail Creek Road northeast of Sun Valley.
    The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Linda M. Haverstock.
    Sheriff Gene Ramsey said Thursday afternoon that Haverstock remained in intensive care at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
    “Her initial injuries appeared to be a possible head injury, possible rib injuries and a possible broken clavicle,” Ramsey said.
    The sheriff said the accident occurred at about 10:25 a.m. on Trail Creek Road just north of its intersection with Corral Creek Road. He said Haverstock, her husband and two other bicyclists were riding downhill toward Sun Valley when the dog, identified as an Australian shepherd-heeler mix, ran in front of her and she collided with the animal.
    He said a deputy and Ketchum Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the accident and that the woman was unconscious when emergency responders arrived. She was transported initially by a Ketchum Fire Department ambulance to St. Luke’s Wood River hospital and flown from there by emergency helicopter to Saint Alphonsus.
    Ramsey said the dog was located and found to be uninjured. He said the owner, Tobi Travis, of Ketchum, was issued a citation charging him under a Blaine County ordinance of having a “nuisance dog."

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