Now is a good time to be reminded about taking it slower on the highways. Two serious head-on collisions were reported in Idaho on Friday and both resulted in all of the drivers receiving some level of medical treatment.

The first collision happened just before 4:00 am on Friday morning near Twin Falls on Highway 93. According to Idaho State Police, a 22-year-old driver was attempting to pass a semi-truck when their Nissan Pathfinder collided head-on with a Cadillac Sedan and then following that hit the semi-truck. The driver of the Cadillac Sedan had to be airlifted to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Eight people were sent to the hospital total and the road remained blocked for about 5 hours.

 

The second head-on crash was along Highway 55 near Dry Creek Road. According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened just before noon. The driver of a Chevy SUV pulled out from Dry Creek Road i nto oncoming highway traffic and collided with a Dodge Ram pickup. The Ram pickup truck overturned and landed on its top to the side of the road. People in both vehicles reportedly received medical treatment, but thankfully no one had any life-threatening injuries.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office took to Twitter following the second crash to remind drivers to take it slow so that collisions such as these can be prevented: "We are anticipating significant traffic on Idaho 55 this weekend, so we are urging motorists to be patient and safe. Let's hope the head-on collision that we just cleared up near the Dry Creek Road intersection isn't a harbinger of things to come."

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