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.”
Cedar Rapids firefighters respond to a second fire in Rileys Cafe and Broken Spoke
Cedar Rapids Police said the crash involved a car and a motorcycle. They said the motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital for injuries.