Car-motorcycle crash

A male motorcyclist was injured in a crash with a car late Saturday on River Drive in Bettendorf. 

A motorcyclist who was injured in a late-night Saturday crash remains hospitalized in Iowa City, Iowa.

Here’s what happened, according to a news release from Bettendorf Police:

A 40-year-old man was driving a 2016 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide west on River Drive about 10:23 p.m. Saturday when he struck the left rear bumper area of a 2008 Chevy Cobalt driven by a 24-year-old Davenport man.

When the motorcyclist lost control, the motorcycle slid on its left side, and he was thrown from the vehicle. Both the driver and bike came to rest in the eastbound lanes of River Drive.

A Medic Ambulance crew took the driver to Genesis Medical Center-East Campus. Eventually he was transported to University Hospitals, Iowa City.

The extent of his injuries is unknown.

According to the news release, he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The Cobalt driver was uninjured.

The names of both people are being withheld pending notification of family members.

The crash remains under investigation.

Emergency first responders lifted the man onto a stretcher about 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of River Drive and 4th Street, leaving behind a trail of blood on the roadway.

Police blocked off traffic on River Drive from Greenwood Avenue to 6th Street as they conducted their investigation.

The motorcyclist and the motorist were traveling west on River Drive toward Davenport when they collided.

There was no additional information available late Saturday.

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Jack Cullen covers health and the outdoors for the Quad-City Times.