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Five Vehicle Accident on I-74

POSTED: July 24, 2015

At approximately 3:49 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, the Scott Emergency Communication Center received multiple calls concerning a five vehicle accident that occurred on I-74 near the Middle Road exit. The southbound lanes were closed at Middle Road for approximately 60 minutes.

Vehicle (1) was driven by a 28-year old female from Davenport who was distracted while driving. Driver of vehicle (1) did not see other vehicles that were stopped due to bridge construction and rear ended vehicle (2).

Vehicle (2) was driven by a 36-year old female from Davenport. Vehicle (2) struck vehicle (3).  The passenger in the front seat of vehicle (2), 42-year old male from Rock Island, was transported to Genesis East. The second passenger in vehicle (2), 68-year old male from Davenport, was transported to Genesis East and later transported by MedForce to Iowa City University Hospital.

Vehicle (3) was driven by 30-year old male from Moline. His vehicle struck vehicle (4), which was driven by a 49-year female from Joy, Illinois. The passenger in vehicle (4), 24-year old female from Joy, Illinois, was transported to an unknown hospital by a private vehicle.

Vehicle (4) then struck vehicle (5), which was driven by a 43-year old female from Opheim, Illinois.

The driver of vehicle (1), Seanteelle M. Smith, was issued a citation at the scene for Failure to Maintain Control of the Vehicle.

The condition of the injured is unknown.