Police investigate Moline bus accident Monday evening


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Originally Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 9:18 pm
Last Updated: Nov. 12, 2012, 11:40 pm
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By Stephen Elliott selliott@qconline.com

Moline police are investigating a two-vehicle accident with injuries involving a MetroLINK bus and a car near the intersection of 4th Street and 30th Avenue on Monday evening.

The accident happened shortly before 5 p.m., according to Moline Fire Department Lt. Kevin Irby.

"We found a bus in the front yard here and the passenger vehicle over there up against the house," Lt. Irby said. "I'm not sure of the circumstances or how it got to that point."

Lt. Irby said the car's two passengers were taken to Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, but he did not know their condition. He said firefighters thought they were going to have to extricate a woman in the vehicle's passenger side, but were able to get her out.

The bus veered between two trees on the south side of the building and missed a parked car by a few inches, Lt. Irby said. He said the driver and a passenger in the bus were not injured.

Moline Police Detective Scott Williams on Monday evening said police are investigating the accident.





















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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