Nine people taken to hospital after car runs into funeral crowd at LDS church

Nine people taken to hospital after car runs into funeral crowd at LDS church

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Nine people taken to hospital after car runs into funeral crowd at LDS church

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by KTVB

NWCN.com

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 3:53 PM

BOISE -- Nine people were injured, including a 5-year-old boy, after car hit a group of pedestrians near a Boise LDS church this afternoon.

The accident happened around 2:43 p.m. at a church at McMillan Road and Shamrock Avenue.

Boise Police tell us that it appears an elderly male driver of a Toyota sedan was parked next to the sidewalk and unintentionally accelerated into a crowd of people leaving a funeral at the church.

Nine people were transported to three area hospitals.  Six of them were taken by ambulance, three others were taken by private vehicles.

Preliminary Information indicates that two of the injured appear to have serious injuries, including the 5-year-old boy.  Two people were treated at the scene.

The injured people were taken to Saint Alphonsus in Eagle, Saint Alphonsus in Boise and St. Luke's in Meridian.

The driver of the Toyota does not appear to be injured.

Check back later for an update to this developing story.

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