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, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.