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Police release Elmore Avenue accident report

DAVENPORT, Iowa - An accident report is revealing more details in the Elmore Avenue accident that sent eight people -- six of them chidlren -- to the hospital. One of the drivers involved is now facing child endangerment charges.

Local 4 News was the only station at the scene after the accident on May 31. Around 5:30 p.m. a Chevorlet HHR was the Cross Creek apartment complex when a pickup truck slammed into the side. 

Eight people were inside the HHR, which only seats five people, and six of them were children.  

Local 4 News has been requesting the accident report for nearly two weeks -- and today we got it.

Police say the driver of the HHR put the children in danger when she failed to yield while making a left turn. She's also facing several child restraint violations. 

The children in the car were 2, 8, 10 and there were two 7-year-olds. The age of one of the children was not include in the accident report. 

Danaisha Rouse was one of the 7-year-olds in the car. Local 4 News brought you her story last week, but today we checked in with her father, David Rouse, for an update on her condition. 

He said Danaisha has finally moved out of the ICU. She moved both of her arms for the first time yesterday, which also happened to be her eighth birthday. Rouse said she's expected to be released from the hospital in two to three weeks.

Rouse has been trying to get custody of Danaisha and his other daughter, who was in the trunk of the HHR. He said their mother was in the front passenger seat. 

Last week he told Local 4 News he wants to take his daughters back home with him to Indiana.

"Some people won't like it and it doesn't matter to me whether they like it or not because this isn't about me or them," he said. "This is about my daughters and safety." 

However, so far Rouse hasn't had any luck with the custody case. As of now, his daughters will be going back home with their mom.
 


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