Video from a red light camera in Cedar Rapids settled the score between two drivers who thought they had a green light.
Two vehicles collided around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Sixth Street and Second Avenue SW. Police said a westbound pickup driven by John L. Mouchka, 68, of Cedar Rapids, broadsided a northbound car driven by Linda E. Merritt, 62, of Cedar Rapids.
Both vehicles were totaled, and firefighters had to help Merritt out of the car. She was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital, where she was treated and released. Mouchka had a bruise on his hand, but declined medical treatment. With neither party admitting fault, police turned to the video evidence. It revealed Merritt had a red light for several seconds before entering the intersection. She was cited for disobeying a traffic signal.
“It presents to us a clear view of what the situation was with the light,” Sgt. Michael Wallerstedt said. “We know without a doubt who had the green light and who had the red light.”
In: Regional News
Tags: caught on tape, raw video, cctv, dot camera, crash, accident, idiot, red light
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States (load item map)
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