Car runs red light in front of camera, leading to rollover

Jeff Raasch
Published: August 3 2010 | 9:11 am - Updated: 31 March 2014 | 3:59 am in
Print Print

UPDATE: A young man driving north ran a red light while a camera was watching Tuesday morning, leading to a rollover crash in northeast Cedar Rapids.

Police were called to the accident at the corner of Center Point Road NE and the westbound Collins Road off-ramp around 7:20 a.m. An officer on the scene said a northbound car and a westbound pickup collided.

The pickup tumbled onto its side in a grassy area near a chain-link fence. Theácarásustained major front-end damage.

The driver of the pickup was able to crawl out before emergency responders arrived. He began to experience stiffness and was taken to a hospital, but was otherwise OK, police said.

Police said the driver of the car would be ticketed for the red-light violation. A traffic camera intended to catch speeders and red-light runners going northbound on Center Point Road NE was just turned on 10 days ago.

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Is there other feedback and/or ideas you want to share with us? Tell us here.

Comments



Featured Jobs from corridorcareers.com