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 Wednesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2013. There are 223 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Large quantities of ice from LaCrosse and Lake Pepin are beingshipped on ice boats, towed by steamers to St. Louis and points below. 1888 -- 125 years ago: With the Mississippi River at 18 feet above the low water stage,Rock Island is waging a valiant fight to keep the river from flooding the entire city. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Approval has been given by the city commission for paving 45thStreet between 7th and 11th Avenues. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Herndon Wright, of East Moline, has won the discus-throw title, by aheave of more than 140 feet, to set a new high school record at Champaign. 1963 -- 50 years ago: With the Selective Service Law recently extended by Congress forfour more years, Mrs. Hazel Doris reminded young men that they must register withinfive days after attaining their 18th birthday. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Over 500 Quad-Cities area retired volunteers were honoredrecently for their community services at a Retired Senior Volunteer Program luncheonat Palmer Auditorium in Davenport. Guest speaker, William Moffitt, director of productengineering of Deere & Co., spoke about leadership and stressed the importance ofcommunity volunteers.