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.

I'm the city editor at the Quad-City Times. You can reach me at or 563-383-2450.

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To his family and others he will be missed i looked up to him as a big brother and now that he is gone i will never forget all the things that he has done for me and this is a tragic loss and i dont know anybody that wont miss him he was the best thing that happened to west and i will never forget him
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May the family of this young man find comfort from the Holy Spirit and one another. It is always sad to hear of someone dying in such a tragic way. I pray that the ambulance drivers receive counseling to deal with this horrific accident. I know their hearts must be in a million pieces.


Let's all take a moment to congratulate Family Man for his pristine driving abilities. I'm quite sure he has never made a mistake behind the wheel.

That being said, my heart bleeds for this family. I am so sorry for your loss. There is no greater pain than losing a loved one, especially so young.


Tragic! For the family and friends,,, Im so sorry for your loss! May your loved one rest in eternal peace.

Family man

I did not show any disrespect. Only stated my opinion about things that were written in the article, I thought that is what this forum was for.


You guys are unbelievable! That was my cousin! I get on here to see what the news channels and news papers say and I see this! He was young and he lost his life today! Please show some respect!


Gillaspie, you and your family have my deepest sympathies. No matter what happened, it is truly a tragedy that your cousin died so young.


I am with you cowgirl. Ignorance is no excuse. Not only did a young man die but think of the horrorl the medics in that ambulance went through they did not want to take a life they want to save lives. I think everyone should just SHUT UP and realize this not about them this is about all the people and families involved.


Noone knows everyone assumes I knew this boys family and the horrrible pain they are going through the gut wrenching -cannot breath- unbearable saddness is what u people should be respecting onstead of ripping on something so trivial at this point. A young boy has lost his life you should all be ashamed.May god bless this family and help them

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Why don't you wait until that happens and then comment?


Wow! Good for you family man.....


Im glad you are using this tragedy to make your ignorant and useless point. You do not know what happened and ANY street can be dangerous depending on the factors, even without negligence. But you continue thinking your point is valid and appropriate.

Family man

I drive that road every day. It is not dangerous if doing the speed limit and paying attention.


Im glad you are using this tragedy to make your ignorant and useless point. You do not know what happened and ANY street can be dangerous depending on the factors, even without negligence. But you continue thinking your point is valid and appropriate


Oh, come on. He is saying that there isn't anything inherently dangerous about the road. That isn't a crime. Sympathies to the family of the young man. He apparently crossed the center line. It only takes a moment of inattention.


its not the fact that it is or isnt dangerous what matters is what happened and a friend is gone and now we have to deal with that so yeah

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