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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States. 1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment. 1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan. 1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war. 1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs. 1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.