Six Children Injured In Post Falls Collision
Six children were rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a pickup truck collided with the car they were riding in.
Two of the children were being treated in Kootenai Medical Center’s intensive care unit Wednesday evening.
Kimberly Bicknell, 9, was listed in critical condition and remained in a coma, Idaho State Police officials said. Lindzie Bicknell, 6, was listed in serious condition.
The two Bicknell children were riding in the back seat of the car with two other children: Shaundra Paul, 8, and Roshell Bicknell, 7.
Jamie Glenn, 17, was driving the car with 15-year-old Holly Anderson in the passenger seat.
All the youths are from the Post Falls-Hauser Lake area, ISP Cpl. Rick Yeend said.
Their car was headed north on Chase Road in Post Falls while a pickup truck was headed south, Yeend said.
At the intersection with Prairie Avenue, Glenn turned her car left in front of the oncoming pickup, Yeend said.
“She told me that she felt she had enough time to make the turn,” he said.
Unable to stop, the pickup, driven by Brent Hansen, 36, of Post Falls, ran into the passenger side of the car, according to ISP.
After the collision, Hansen’s truck then careened into another pickup truck that had been stopped at the intersection on Prairie Avenue.
The collision caved in the passenger side of the car, Yeend said.
Rescue workers had to bring in extrication equipment to pull the four children out of the back seat, he said.
Nine-year-old Kimberly Bicknell had been sitting next to the door that was hit and was in the worst condition.
The youngest, Lindzie Bicknell, suffered a concussion and was taken to the intensive care unit, the police corporal said.
Jamie Glenn, the driver, suffered scrapes and bruises and was treated and released from the hospital.
Shaundra Paul suffered from shoulder, head and neck pain. She was also released from the hospital Wednesday evening.
Holly Anderson and Roshell Bicknell also were treated and released.
Hansen the three other passengers in his pickup truck were not injured, although the truck sustained heavy damage to the front end, Yeend said.
The second pickup truck received minor damage, Yeend said. Its driver, Jack Goodwin of Chatteroy, Wash., was not injured.
Yeend said all of the children were wearing seat belts. He cited Glenn, the car driver, for the incident.