Davenport accident that sent three children to hospital started with a call to West Lake Park | Local crime and courts

The accident that sent three children to the hospital began as a disturbance in West Lake Park, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arrived at the park for a report of a major disturbance at 7:13 p.m., according to a news release. A suspect fled the scene in a silver Equinox and a chase ensued but was called off.

The Equinox was spotted on West Locust Street and a traffic stop was issued at Locust and Brady, but the vehicle fled. It crashed in a park maintained by Genesis Medical Center on the northeast corner of East Locust Street and Eastern Avenue.

Police say the driver lost control and crashed onto the steps leading to the park maintained by Genesis. Witnesses said the impact forced the vehicle into reverse, with the rear of the vehicle coming to rest against the utility pole on the corner.

Witnesses said the adult male driver pulled the three children out of the vehicle and then fled on foot, leaving the children behind. The children were taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street with what police described as non-life threatening injuries by Medic EMS.

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It was unclear if children were being restrained in the vehicle, although at least one child seat could be seen.

Davenport Police are investigating and charges are pending.

This is the second time in a month that a vehicle has crashed in the park.

Davenport Police were looking for the driver of a Honda Accord that fled a traffic stop and…

At 11:42 p.m. on April 7, the driver of a Honda Accord fled Davenport police as they attempted to do a traffic stop on the vehicle. The Accord flew east on East Locust Street at high speed.

The Accord driver lost control at East Locust Street and Eastern Avenue and hit the sidewalk at the northeast corner of the intersection.

The impact with the curb forced the car to take off.

The vehicle’s undercarriage struck and damaged decorative stonework just to the left of the park steps, then came to rest after hitting one of the park benches. The driver of this vehicle also fled.

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