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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