Nampa woman cited after Friday camper trailer crash

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A helicopter lifts off from a crash scene in Meridian on Friday July 5, 2013

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by Scott Evans

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Posted on July 5, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 9 at 1:37 PM

Meridian Crash

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BOISE -- A Nampa woman has been cited for her role in a Friday morning crash that left a 53-year-old Wyoming woman trapped underneath a camper trailer.

According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened when a Wyoming couple driving a pickup stopped to check the camper trailer as they were traveling eastbound on Amity Road in Meridian.

Sheriff's office spokesman Patrick Orr says that's when 55-year-old Kathryn Williams of Nampa hit the couple's vehicle from behind with her Subaru station wagon. Orr says the impact caused the camper trailer to flip and pin the woman underneath.

Bystander Bonnie Law was first on the scene. She initially passed the accident.

"I got a mile down the road and thought I should turn around and come back, and I'm glad I did. I had no idea there was people injured," said Bonnie Law.

Turns out a 53-year-old Wyoming woman was pinned under this trailer from the waist down. When Law got to the scene, she says Williams was really shaken up as she called 911 for help.

"And then I realized I was probably going to be the most calm one on scene and that I had better get my bearings so I did and I was able to talk to dispatch until they could confirm they were on the way," said Law.

In the mean time, Law got down on the ground and held the Wyoming woman's head.

"I asked her what her name was. I asked her where she was from. I asked her what happened and I told her everything was going to be okay and we just chatted," said Law.

Ada County sheriff's deputies and firefighters eventually used rescue equipment to lift the trailer and pull the woman from underneath.

"It was pretty heavy. They were able to lift it off her and kind of get her out safely, and at that point, paramedics were able to treat her and get her out of there," said Orr.

She was taken via air ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Her condition at this time is unknown.

Williams was later cited for inattentive driving.

Williams and the husband of the Wyoming woman were both treated on the scene for minor injuries.

Orr says sheriff's deputies continue to investigate the crash.

 

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