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 Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2014. There are 297 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done to sidewalks, shade trees, fences and gardens by hogs that are running at large about town. 1889 -- 125 years ago: H.C. Cleveland was elected air knight captain of Rock Island Division Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias. 1914 -- 100 years ago: B.W. Wilson, authority on birds and their habits, spoke at the weekly luncheon at the Rock Island Club. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The famous Dionne quintuplets have been invited to visit King George and Queen Elizabeth in Toronto on May 22, but Papa Dionne thinks their majesties should include the Callander nursery in their tour. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ever been smothered by funny stuff? Well more than 2,600 people were last night when two boys named Tom and Dick Smothers took a "rocky, twisting road to folk music" in Davenport Masonic Temple. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Moline residents soon may be asked to recycle part of their garbage and might even get paid for it.