Vehicle plows into crowd at Boise Spectrum, at least 11 injured

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2017

On Saturday, a group of automotive enthusiasts hosted this season's, but final "Cars and Coffee" event.

The driver was on scene cooperating with police. When it's complete authorities will forward it to the Ada County prosecutor for possible charges against the driver.

Graphic video of the incident shot by a witness shows a gray Porsche spinning sideways before its strikes the pedestrians.

"The information I have is that the driver was showing off for the crowd", said LeBar.

Overland Road is closed as officers investigate.


The driver of a Porsche Boxster Spyder injured numerous bystanders after losing control of his vehicle while doing a burnout near the Boise Spectrum Saturday morning.

The driver of a sports auto lost control and crashed into a crowd at a car-enthusiast event, injuring 11 people Saturday, police said.

Adding that the driver lost control "while going too fast", went up over the foot path and onto some grass where onlookers were sitting.

Steve Vatcher and his son, Ean, were among those who saw the crash.

The Idaho Statesman reported that none of the individuals were in critical condition.


Six individuals were transported to the doctor's facility by rescue vehicle, and five went in private vehicles.

On social media, there are unconfirmed reports from witnesses suggesting that children were among those hit.

Lt. Lebar said "excessive acceleration" is to blame for what happened. "We'll wait to gather more information".

The event has occurred each month since 2013, according to the Facebook profile.


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