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 Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2014. There are 297 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done to sidewalks, shade trees, fences and gardens by hogs that are running at large about town. 1889 -- 125 years ago: H.C. Cleveland was elected air knight captain of Rock Island Division Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias. 1914 -- 100 years ago: B.W. Wilson, authority on birds and their habits, spoke at the weekly luncheon at the Rock Island Club. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The famous Dionne quintuplets have been invited to visit King George and Queen Elizabeth in Toronto on May 22, but Papa Dionne thinks their majesties should include the Callander nursery in their tour. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ever been smothered by funny stuff? Well more than 2,600 people were last night when two boys named Tom and Dick Smothers took a "rocky, twisting road to folk music" in Davenport Masonic Temple. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Moline residents soon may be asked to recycle part of their garbage and might even get paid for it.