Police: medical emergency causes crash at Hwy. 30, Edgewood Road SW; two seriously hurt

Published: Feb. 19, 2020 at 11:07 AM CST
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Police said a medical emergency contributed to a crash that sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries Tuesday night in Cedar Rapids.

Just before 8:50 p.m., police said a 58-year-old man was on the eastbound exit from Highway 30 to Edgewood Road SW when he suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel.

He went through the stoplight at Edgewood Road SW, crashing into a 21-year-old driver, police said.

Authorities said the 21-year-old had to be cut out of his car.

Both the 58-year-old man and the 21-year-old went to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

The incident remains under investigation.

The ramp was closed for about two hours.