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One Man Seriously Injured Following Collision on SH 13

GRANGEVILLE – On July 22, 2022, at approximately 4:56 p.m., Idaho State Police and Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a serious injury crash, northbound on SH13 near milepost 3, Idaho County, Idaho.

A 2003 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling northbound on SH 13 near milepost 3. The Yamaha lost control and crossed the center line. A 2006 BMW sedan, traveling southbound, attempted to avoid a collision with the motorcycle and exited the roadway into the ditch on the right shoulder. The driver of the Yamaha was unable to regain control and collided with the BMW. The driver of the Yamaha, a 38-year-old male, was transported via LifeFlight to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the BMW, a 74-year-old male, was uninjured. The driver of the BMW was wearing a seatbelt. The driver of the Yamaha was wearing a helmet.

The roadway was blocked in both directions for approximately 2 hours. The Idaho Idaho State Police thanked the public for their patience during that time as well as the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, Syringa Hospital Ambulance, Idaho Transportation Department, Frank’s Towing, and Les Schwab Tire Center (Grangeville) for the assistance on the scene.

The crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.