A Moline man is in critical condition after an accident on John Deere Road Sunday morning.
According to Moline police Lt. John Hitchcock, Andrew W. Allen, 19, of Moline, was involved in an accident early Sunday morning near the intersection of 53rd Street and John Deere Road. He said that while the investigation is not yet complete, it appears Mr. Allen was driving north on 53rd Street and attempted to turn right onto John Deere Road when he lost control of the car.
The car, he said, rolled into a ditch and landed on its roof. Lt. Hitchcock said Mr. Allen was found 30 to 40 feet from the car and was conscious.
Lt. Hitchcock did not have details about Mr. Allen's injuries, but said he was airlifted to OSF St. Francis hospital in Peoria after the wreck. A spokeswoman for OSF St. Francis said this afternoon that Mr. Allen was in critical condition.
Lt. Hitchcock said police were investigating whether the car Mr. Allen was driving was stolen. He said the owner of the car is a Moline resident who did not know the car was gone until police informed him they found the car. He said the owner also told police that Mr. Allen did not have permission to use the car.
No other cars were involved in the accident and police are investigating whether anyone else was in the car at the time of the accident. Lt. Hitchcock said nobody else was found at the accident scene.
No charges had been filed in connection with the accident as of Monday afternoon, Lt. Hitchcock said.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural. 1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m.. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.