The editorial page editor for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus said her car's airbag saved her life Wednesday morning when her car collided head-on with a pickup truck.
Vehicles driven by Kenda Burrows, 51, New Windsor, and Timothy Boersen, 45, Sherrard, collided at 5:46 a.m. on Knoxville Road, about three miles east of Sherrard, according to Mercer County Sheriff Tom Thompson.
According to Sheriff Thompson, both drivers were negotiating a curve and hit in the center of the roadway. No citations were issued.
Ms. Burrows refused medical treatment, but said Thursday she is heavily bruised and sore. She was on her way to work when the accident happened. Ms. Burrows said she had to climb out the passenger side door.
"The airbag saved me," she said Thursday. "I was very, very lucky."
Mr. Boersen was not injured, according to Sheriff Thompson.
Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers. 1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies. 1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up. 1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA. 1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.