One person died following a head-on collision involving an ambulance and car Thursday morning on West Kimberly Road in Davenport.

Davenport police say they responded to the crash at 6:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of West Kimberly Road.

The crash involved a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon and a 2006 Medic ambulance. Police say the ambulance was westbound on Kimberly Road in a non-emergency mode, and the Hyundai was traveling east. The car crossed the center line and struck the ambulance head-on, police said.

The driver of the Hyundai was taken to Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Two medics and a patient were in the ambulance, and none was injured.

The named of the victim was not released Thursday pending notification of family. The investigation is continuing.

Steve Turner, a witness who lives near the scene, said he heard the crash and saw the front ends of both the car and ambulance caved in. He also said it was raining at the time of the accident.

Mike Ode, another witness who works at the nearby Quad-City Seventh-day Adventist Junior Academy, said he was taking his grandson to the school when the crash occurred.

Ode said the stretch of West Kimberly Road is prone to accidents, mentioning two in the past three years in front of the school.

Police closed West Kimberly to traffic in that area for several hours while they investigated the crash.


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