Two people incurred apparently minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash shortly after 1 p.m. today on John Deere Road, near 16th Street.
Moline Police officers at the scene attributed the accident to drivers who were not paying attention during holiday traffic and rear-ended vehicles in front of them. Two people were taken to nearby Trinity West Hospital for treatment for what appeared to be minor injuries, police said.
Shortly after 1:20 p.m., a silver SUV was loaded onto a tow truck in the center of the median, and several feet away, a second black SUV sat with its front bumper crumpled in.Nearby officers directed traffic, which crawled along after the three-lane road where the accident occurred was temporarily reduced to one lane.
Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men. 1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.