The Moline Police Department and the Bettendorf Police Department are investigating a traffic crash that occurred on the I74 pedestrian bike path around 2:00am. The initial investigation determined the SUV entered the bike path from Bettendorf and traveled over water the entire length of the pathway to about 200 yards from the Moline pathway entrance where the vehicle struck three pedestrians. All three have life threatening injuries. The case is still under investigation and is in the early stages. The driver of the SUV is in custody. No additional upgrades will be available until Monday at the earliest.
Since the crash occurred near the Moline pedestrian entrance/exit ramp, the Moline Police Department is taking the lead on the investigation. The Traffic Unit is conducting a traffic crash reconstruction which can be a lengthy process.
Anyone with information can contact police at 309-797-0401.