Moline teen critically injured in Sunday accident on John Deere Road


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Originally Posted Online: July 11, 2011, 1:16 pm
Last Updated: July 11, 2011, 5:51 pm
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By Bill Mayeroff, bmayeroff@qconline.com

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.














 




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