Another Rollover Crash Caught on Traffic Camera After Red Light Violation

By Jeff Raasch, Reporter

Police investigate a rollover crash at the intersection of Edgewood Road and 42nd Street NE this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. No one was hurt. The traffic camera in the background likely captured the crash, police said. (Jeff Raasch/SourceMedia Group News)


By Aaron Hepker

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A traffic camera captured another rollover crash that began when a sport-utility vehicle ran a red light Wednesday morning, police said.

No one was injured in the accident at 42nd Street and Edgewood Road NE, which was reported at 9:40 a.m. The SUV wound up on its side in the middle of the intersection.

Four witnesses said the SUV was westbound on 42nd Street and ran the red light, police said.

“We’ll go back and review the video,” Officer Dean Chiafos said.

Ron Delaney, 65, of Cedar Rapids, was southbound in a pickup. He said a turning vehicle partially blocked his view to see the SUV coming. When he did see it, it was too late.

“I braked and I braced myself, but by the time I saw her, I was probably only 15 feet from her,” Delaney said. “No one was hurt, and that’s the main thing. Life goes on.”

The teenage girl driving the manual transmission SUV said it had stalled just before the intersection.

“I got it going and I guess (the stoplight) wasn’t green anymore,” said the girl, who declined to give her name.

It was the second crash caused by a red-light runner at an intersection monitored by a red-light camera in as many weeks. Last Tuesday, a car ran a red light at a Collins Road off-ramp and hit a pickup on Center Point Road.

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