Motorcyclist seriously hurt after crash in Cedar Rapids – KCRG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) — A motorcyclist was seriously hurt after a collision with a car, Saturday afternoon.

Authorities said it happened around 4:30 p.m. in Cedar Rapids northwest side at the intersection of F Ave and 1st Street NW.

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department and Hiawatha Fire Department both responded to the scene, where an official release says they found a light haze inside Riley’s Cafe. Using thermal imaging, firefighters reportedly checked the ceiling in an area already impacted by a fire Thursday afternoon. After discovering hot spots, the firefighter reportedly began removing ceiling tiles and identified burning insulation and falling embers. Firefighters reportedly discovered multiple instances of burning insulation above both Riley’s Cafe and the neighboring Broken Spoke, both of which had already been closed because of Thursday’s fire.

A news release from authorities had limited information, but said emergency crews took the operator of the motorcycle to a local hospital with “serious injuries.”

The report states both Thursday and Friday’s fire have been ruled unintentional. Thursday’s fire is reportedly the result of radiant heat exposure that ignited wood behind the stainless steal surrounding the stove in Riley’s Cafe kitchen, and Friday’s fire was reportedly the result of an electrical fire.

Fire crews arrived to fire coming out of 1st and 2nd story windows. Adjacent homes of 941 Oakland Road NE received fire and heat exposure damage.

According to the report, potable and fire suppression systems were damaged. Riley’s Cafe was impacted by a broken line in the ceiling and Broken Spoke reportedly had an impacted hot water line.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL)–Cedar Rapids Fire Department answered a call about a house fire on the 900 block of Oakland Road NE at 5:53 pm today. The fire is reportedly spreading to an adjacent house.

Cedar Rapids, IA — At 8:03 p.m. Friday night, firefighters responded to a fire alarm and sprinkler flow alarm at Riley’s Cafe.

This is a developing story. Stick with KWWL on air and online with more details as they are released.


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