Car collides with ambulance on Middle Road in Bettendorf; several hospitalized

BETTENDORF, Iowa --  A car crashed with an ambulance on Middle Road in Bettendorf, sending several people, including a three-year-old, to the hospital.

A 24-year-old woman in a 2004 Chevy Aveo was driving westbound on Middle Road when she collided with a Medic ambulance that was heading eastbound, according to the City of Bettendorf.  The crash happened at the intersection of Parkway Drive just after 11 a.m., Monday, January 7.

"The ambulance did not have emergency equipment activated at the time of the accident," said the city's statement.

The 24-year-old, who is from Moline, was extricated from her car, according to the statement; she was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.  A three-year-old, who was strapped into a safety seat in the car, was also taken to the hospital.

There people were in the ambulance: two employees and one patient.  The employees were transported to a nearby hospital and the patient was subsequently taken to another hospital.

The crash closed a portion of Middle Road in both directions, between 18th Street and Oak Park Drive.  The road was reopened within an hour.

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