Police: Medical Condition Caused Crash That Closed Ingersoll, Cut Power

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(Courtesy: Des Moines Police)

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A one-vehicle crash has blocked traffic on a portion of Ingersoll Avenue as well as cutting power to the surrounding neighborhood.

The accident happened around 7:00 a.m. in the 3300 block of Ingersoll Avenue, in front of Jesse’s Embers. Police say a westbound SUV hit a utility pole and knocked it down.

Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says the 70-year-old male driver had multiple health issues and the accident appears to be the result of a medical condition. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Ingersoll Avenue, between 31st and 34th streets, is shut down in both directions and is expected to remain closed for several hours. Traffic lights and power to the area are currently out.

Officials are asking people to avoid the area while crews work to clear the accident and restore power.

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