Public Safety

Cedar Rapids man airlifted for treatment of 'serious injuries' after crash on County Home Road

A Linn County Deputy Sheriff badge. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
A Linn County Deputy Sheriff badge. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

A Cedar Rapids man was airlifted from the scene Friday after he received serious injuries after he crashed his vehicle into an electrical utility pole.

According to a media release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, at roughly 11 a.m. Friday emergency responders were called to a single-vehicle accident at the 900 block of County Home Road.

Upon arriving, officers discovered a sports-utility vehicle that had struck an electrical utility pole at 944 County Home Road, according to the release.

After further investigation, officers determined that the driver of the vehicle, Hau Cho Chan, 67, of Cedar Rapids, had been traveling east on County Home Road, just east of Whittier Road, when his vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a utility pole.

Emergency responders extricated Chan from his vehicle. As he appeared to be suffering from serious injuries, according to the release, and he was flown to the University of Iowa Hospital by Life Guard Air Ambulance.

There were no other passengers in the vehicle according to the release. Police say Chan was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. Charges related to the accident are pending as the investigation continues, according to the release.

Agencies responding to the scene included Linn County Sheriff’s Deputies and Linn County Rescue 57 along with the Springville Fire Department, and the Anamosa Ambulance Service, according to the release.

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