12-year-old pedestrian suffers serious injuries in Tuesday evening crash

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UPDATE: A 12-year-old child was seriously injured Tuesday evening in a crash on West Locust Street and Elsie Avenue, Davenport.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., Davenport police, fire and Medic EMS responded to the scene, says a news release from Davenport Police Department.

A preliminary investigation indicates that a Ford Escape was going east in the right lane of Locust Street, with another vehicle headed east next to it in the left lane when a 12-year-old child ran south from Elsie Avenue across Locust Street, the release says.

When the vehicle in the left lane swerved to miss the child, the child struck the Ford Escape in the right eastbound lane. The child was taken by ambulance to Genesis Medical Center – East Campus and then flown to University Hospitals in Iowa City with serious injuries.

EARLIER: Police said a pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries Tuesday evening in a crash on the 3500 block of West Locust Street, Davenport.

Our Local 4 News crew, the only station at the scene, saw police talk with neighbors after an ambulance transported the injured person from the area.

Officers examined an SUV, which ended up on top of a fire hydrant.

We do not know whether anyone was ticketed. Local 4 News and www.ourquadcities.com will provide details when they are available.

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