Driver ran red light in 3-car collision on Boise Bench; bus shelter $10000 to replace

Driver ran red light in 3-car collision on Boise Bench; bus shelter $10000 to replace
Driver cited after three-car crash involving Boise bus stop leaves one person injured
One person was injured, a bus stop shelter was destroyed and a driver was cited for inattentive driving after a three-car crash on the Boise Bench Tuesday morning, Boise Police and Valley Regional Transit officials said.

Eugene Heil, 83, who was driving a Mercedes-Benz north on Vista Avenue, ran the light and struck an SUV traveling west on Overland Road, police said.

The Mercedes then veered off the road and struck an unoccupied bus shelter. The collision spun the SUV into the path of a Buick that was also traveling west on Overland. The passenger side of the SUV struck the Buick.

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The bus stop shelter was too damaged to be fixed, Valley Regional Transit spokesman Mark Carnopis said. It will cost $7,000 for a new shelter, and another $3,000 to install it.

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