Police: Boise cyclist ran traffic light, hit car

POSTED: 10:13 PM PDT July 17, 2012
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Police ticket Boise cyclist, 49, saying he rode through traffic light before hitting car

Bike Collisions

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police say a 49-year-old cyclist in Boise was ticketed for riding through red traffic light and hitting a car.

The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/SFnxli) Michael Porter was cited for failure to obey a traffic light early Tuesday. That was after witnesses told police they saw Porter ride through an intersection, even though the light was red, and then hit a car that was making a left turn.

According to authorities, Porter suffered minor injuries from the crash but refused medical treatment at the scene.

The ticket for failing to obey a traffic light is punishable by a $72 fine.

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