Four-car accident on I-74 snarls afternoon commute
BETTENDORF, Iowa — A four-car accident near Exit 3 (Middle Road/Locust St.) along I-74 in Bettendorf just before 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, forced lane closures and disrupted the afternoon commute for many drivers.
According to Lauran Haldeman, the Bettendorf public information officer, one vehicle ran into the back of another, causing a chain reaction accident that ultimately involved four vehicles. Two individuals were transported to Genesis East for treatment and another was transported to Trinity-UnityPoint in Moline. Their condition has not been released.
All vehicles were towed away from the scene.
Haldeman said the Illinois-bound lanes of I-74 were closed for about 30 minutes and the accident remains under investigation.
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