WATERLOO, Iowa —- Authorities are investigating a downtown crash the ended with one vehicle striking the county courthouse.
Paramedics assisted both drivers and injuries did not appear serious.
The crash happened about 3 p.m. at the intersection of East Fifth and Mulberry streets, and both vehicles traveled onto the courthouse lawn.
The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office said a vehicle operated by Lang Suan Khual, 25, of Waterloo, was eastbound on Mulberry Street when the driver failed to stop for a red light. That vehicle struck a southbound vehicle on East Fifth Street operated by Fikret Ferhatovic, 47, of Waterloo.
The crash caused both vehicles to leave the road and end up on the front lawn of the courthouse. Ferhatovic’s car struck the building, but it only caused minimal damage, deputies said. The original report that one of the vehicles was on fire was found to not be the case. The smoke from one vehicle came from the deployment of airbags, deputies said.
Ferhatovic was taken to the hospital with a leg injury. Khual was ticketed for disobeying a traffic signal.