CEDAR FALLS — A number of people were transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries following a series of accidents Saturday on Iowa Highway 58.
“There was actually three separate accidents — all related — between Viking Road and Greenhill on Highway 58,” said Capt. Craig Berte of the Cedar Falls Police Department. The accidents included one each involving two cars, three cars and four cars. The incidents happened around 2 p.m.
One lane of the highway was closed for a period of time and backed up to Greenhill Road. That stretch of Highway 58, near the Cedar Falls Industrial Park and a cluster of retail along Viking Road east of 58, has been the scene of numerous accidents over the years.
“All the accidents are still under investigation and no citations were issued,” he said.
Berte noted the accidents were related to traffic lining up for a left-turn lane, similar to what happens during the holidays with shoppers out in force. He said it is unknown if the bottleneck was connected to the new Scheels store that opened Saturday at 402 Viking Plaza Drive, but admitted that could have been a factor.
“There was a lot of traffic out there with Scheels opening,” said Berte.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --- Southbound Iowa Highway 58 is bottlenecked between Greenhill and Viking roads this afternoon due to an accident, Courier staff at the scene reports.
One lane of the highway is closed and backed up to Greenhill Road, Courier staff report.
That stretch of Highway 58, near the Cedar Falls Industrial Park and a cluster of retail along Viking Road east of 58, has been the scene of numerous accidents over the years.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.