UPDATE, March 18, 4:35 p.m. — On Friday, a Moline Police Department officer was involved in a traffic crash that involved a pedestrian.
At approximately 12:51 p.m., an officer was on routine patrol northbound 15th Street approaching River Drive. The officer was driving a marked Moline Police squad car, turning westbound onto River Drive. Simultaneously, a pedestrian was walking southbound in the crosswalk across River Drive just west of 15th Street.
The pedestrian, a 27-year-old female from Oklahoma, was also carrying a 4-year-old child. As the police car turned westbound onto River Drive, the officer struck the left side of the pedestrian causing her to fall to the ground. The police officer immediately stopped to render aid, and called for the Moline Fire Department ambulance to respond.
Both the adult and the child were transported to a local hospital. The adult female suffered minor injuries and the child was not injured.
Undoubtedly, both the adult and child were startled and frightened as a result of the crash, police said in a Friday release. The officer was also distraught and concerned about the well-being of the female and child involved, the release said.
The Moline Police Department immediately requested the Illinois State Police to respond to the scene. Illinois State Police District 7 troopers arrived and assumed control of the crash scene. The Illinois State Police will conduct the independent investigation of the traffic crash.
EARLIER: Moline Police and Illinois State Police responded to an incident downtown, at 15th Street, in front of the John Deere Pavilion, around 1:20 p.m. Friday.
River Drive is closed from 12th Street to 15th Street and an ambulance also responded. Local 4 will provide more information as it becomes available.