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, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.