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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police arrested a 34-year-old Marion man Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run crash Monday at Blairs Ferry Road and C Avenue NE that left a motorcyclist seriously injured.
Reginald Daniel Busch, 34, faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury and driving while barred. He also was served with a warrant for charges of eluding and operating while intoxicated stemming from a separate incident.
Cedar Rapids police said emergency responders were called just before 8:30 p.m. Monday to the busy intersection for a crash involving a motorcycle.
When they arrived, first responders found Adam Luke Meader, 29, on the ground being assisted by passersby. Meader sustained a serious head injury, police said, and was transported to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital.
The criminal complaint states Meader sustained “a fracture to his jaw and to his gums that required immediate surgical repair and will require follow-up surgical repair.”
Police said Meader was driving a 2007 Harley-Davidson Dynasty Custom when he was involved in an apparent collision with a blue Ford Focus. The Ford Focus left the scene. Police said the Ford Focus later was found in Hiawatha.
Police said the driver of the Ford Focus, identified as Busch, caused the crash by failing to yield for a left turn and colliding with the motorcycle.
The criminal complaint states Busch admitted to police that he left the scene because he did not have a valid driver’s license. Police confirmed Busch was barred from driving in Iowa.
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