Car goes through fence and overturns at East Moline home

One person was sent to the hospital after a rollover crash.
Police say it happened around 8pm on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at the intersection of 11th Street and 34th Avenue in East Moline.
Officers at the scene tell News 8 that one car was heading southbound on 11th Street when it hit another car, sending one of the cars rolling through a fence into a resident’s yard.
“I was sitting on the patio with my friend,” recalls Tommie Gilbert. “We were talking and we heard this big crash and so I ran, got my phone, and called it in. She says ‘What’s happening? I said there’s a wreck out here. She said ‘You sure?’ I said yeah, so I ran, got the phone, called 911 and they were here in no time.”
One person was taken to the hospital. No word on their condition at this time.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

2 comments

  • neighbor

    The cause is the limited visibility to the west from southbound 11th street. The high bank of soil in the yard, combined with a power pole, guy wire, and utility junction box, makes it hard to see eastbound traffic on 34th avenue. This is the second major crash there in two years. The first took out the utility pole on the southeast corner of the intersection. This one barely missed it, but the car went through the fence on the corner lot.

  • another neighbor

    The bad visibility along with a 40mph speed limit makes that road unsafe. There is a park with kids all over that street along with handicap and elderly facilities. This road should be 30mph or 35 at most. I recall 3 accidents at that location in the past year. Wake up East Moline and fix the problem.

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