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Driver taken to hospital after medical emergency, crash in downtown St. Louis

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A crash near The Old Cathedral Monday morning (Credit: KMOV) A crash near The Old Cathedral Monday morning (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – While vehicles were being relocated following a crash on the Poplar Street Bridge, a driver suffered a medical emergency, during which he hit a pedestrian and an Illinois State Police trooper’s vehicle.  

The Illinois State Police Department said the driver was involved in a crash on the Poplar Street Bridge around 9:30 a.m. After the crash, troopers had the vehicles move off the interstate and to a safe area off near The Old Cathedral. While driving to the safe area, one of the drivers suffered a medical emergency, thought to be a stroke, and hit a pedestrian and Illinois State Police squad car.

The pedestrian that was struck refused medical treatment. The driver who suffered the medical emergency was taken to the hospital.

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