Vehicle crashes into Davenport business

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UPDATE: Davenport Police responded at approximately 5:40 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a motor vehicle accident near the 2800 block of N. Harrison Street.

Preliminary information indicated the driver of a red 2015 Kia Forte EX was heading southbound on Harrison Street when he struck a blue 2002 Honda Accord in a sideswipe collision and lost control of his vehicle. The Kia left the roadway on the east side of the street, striking the north side of Salon Envy at the 2800 block of N. Harrison Street.

According to a press release, there was a total of five occupants in the Kia — including another adult and three children ages 1, 3 and 6 months.

The driver of the Kia — Avery Alan Aldershof, 20, of Davenport — admitted he was speeding southbound at approximately 50 mph when a car from a side street ran a stop sign and pulled out in front of him. Aldershof swerved to avoid the other car and sideswiped the Honda. Aldershof then lost control, ran off the road and hit the salon building.

The driver of the Honda — Taylor Lynn Behnke, 22, of Davenport — stated she was southbound on Harrison Street when she was hit by Aldershof.

Two witnesses — a male and female — stated they were southbound on Harrison Street, south of 35th Street, when Aldershof passed them at a high rate of speed. According to the witnesses, Aldershof continued south on Harrison Street at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic lanes and around other traffic.

Fred’s Towing responded to remove Aldershof’s vehicle from the building, and Behnke drove her vehicle away from the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Aldershof was issued citations for reckless driving and failure to maintain control of his vehicle.

EARLIER UPDATE: Local 4’s Chase Davis says no one was in the room of the building when the crash occurred.

According to first responders, the driver walked away from the incident without any injuries.

Traffic has slowed down in the area, but nearby roads are still open.

EARLIER UPDATE: Crews are currently responding to a vehicle crash near the 2800 block of N. Harrison Street in Davenport.

The vehicle appears to have crashed into the back of the Salon Envy building.

Local 4’s Chase Davis is currently at the scene, and more information will be provided when available.

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