Crash causes car to swing into reverse and end up in lawn


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White Chrysler in a residents lawn. | Natalia Hepworth

IDAHO FALLS — A white Chrysler landed on a resident’s lawn after being slammed into by a bronze Nissan Thursday night.

Idaho Falls Police responded to a two-vehicle car crash on Iona Street and Canyon Avenue at around 9:20 p.m.

A 29-year-old male driver of a Nissan Pathfinder was headed westbound on Iona Street and failed to yield to the Chrysler that was traveling southbound on Canyon Avenue.

The 41-year-old male in the Chrysler passed out after his car was struck and accidentally shifted into another gear.

“Somehow the car ended up in reverse so it rolled up into the lawn,” Idaho Falls patrol officer Rick Lainhart told

A unit from the Idaho Falls Fire Department and ambulance also responded to the scene. The driver of the Chrysler was responsive when being checked but then taken to hospital due to minor injuries.

Nissan Pathfinder | Natalia Hepworth