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