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Two Vehicle Accident at 13th Street and Grant Street

June 18, 2914

At approximately 1:10 p.m. today Bettendorf Police responded to a two vehicle accident. The driver of a Dodge Charger was heading westbound on Grant Street when he was distracted and ran a red light.  The Dodge Charger ran into the side of a tractor trailer, which was heading south on 13th Street. The fuel tank on the tractor trailer was punctured and approximately 150 gallons of hydraulic fluid spilled onto the ground.  Bettendorf Fire, DNR, and Bettendorf Public Works were on hand for an environmental cleanup.  The cleanup took approximately two hours to complete.

The driver of the Dodge Charger and the passenger in the tractor trailer were transported to the hospital in private vehicles.

Grant Street had one lane open each way during the accident and cleanup.

The driver of the Dodge Charger received a citation for failure to obey a traffic control device (running a red light.)