Six people were transported to Davenport hospitals after a semi-tractor and a passenger vehicle collided Sunday, according to Davenport police.

Here’s what happened:

Shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, Davenport police and fire and medic EMS crews responded to a crash.

A semi-tractor and passenger vehicle were traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 approaching the Brady Street exit to go north on U.S. 61/Brady Street.

The driver of the passenger vehicle was headed eastbound in the north lane when the driver made a sudden turn across the southern lane of eastbound Interstate 80 in an attempt to make the on-ramp for U.S. 61 north.

Although the driver of the semi tried to slow down, the semi collided with the passenger car. The crash sent both vehicles off the roadway.

Six people, ranging in ages from 5 through 30, were in the passenger car. Only the driver was in the semi-tractor.

All six occupants of the passenger vehicle were transported to both Genesis Medical Centers for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the passenger car was cited for improper lane usage.

Four other vehicles collided in an attempt to avoid the semi and passenger vehicle initially involved in this incident. The four vehicles, which remained on the roadway, suffered minor damage.


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