Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Woman injured in crash in south county

Victim transported to Saint Alphonsus and later released

Express Staff Writer

    A 69-year-old Hailey woman was transported to a Boise hospital as a precautionary measure following a two-vehicle accident Sunday morning on state Highway 75 about four miles south of Timmerman Junction in southern Blaine County.
    The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Celia Streit, who was first transported by Wood River Fire and Rescue ambulance to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center and taken from there by emergency helicopter to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
    “It was later ascertained that she suffered minor scrapes and bruises and was released,” Blaine County Sheriff Gene Ramsey said Monday.
    Ramsey said the accident occurred shortly before 7:45 a.m. when Streit, southbound in a 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer, collided with a northbound 1994 Ford Taurus driven by Bradley Hadden, 59, of Paul.
    “Through investigation, it was determined that Celia crossed the center line into the northbound lane and struck the side of the Haddon vehicle,” Ramsey said. “Bradley saw her coming and was able to slow down some, which probably helped him from getting injured.”
    Ramsey said the Trailblazer was at rest on its roof when emergency personnel arrived.
    “She was trapped in the vehicle,” Ramsey said. “Wood River Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene and extricated her from the vehicle.”
    Ramsey said both drivers were wearing seatbelts. He said the accident remained under investigation.

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