Three injured in car crash at German American Heritage Center | Local crime and courts


Three people were injured early Sunday when the Chevrolet Impala they were traveling in crashed at the German American Heritage Center & Museum, damaging the center and some of its contents.

The crash happened at 1:46 a.m. The center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, on the northwest corner of the intersection with Gaines Street.

Police said the Impala was traveling at high speed northbound, or toward Iowa, over the Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge (Centennial) when the driver lost control.

The vehicle crossed the southbound lanes of the bridge and then the grassy median strip at the southwest corner of the intersection of West 2nd and Gaines streets.

The vehicle continued north, removing one of the decorative lampposts.

The passenger side front wheel came off the car and smashed through one of the doors of the German American Heritage Center.

The wheel then crashed into a shop window, damaging numerous items on display and for sale.

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The Impala continued to cross both lanes of West 2nd Street and came to rest inches from the building with the entire front undercarriage of the vehicle destroyed.

Pieces of the car were strewn from the bridge, across West 2nd Street and onto the sidewalk in front of the center.

A crowd of onlookers quickly gathered around the crash scene.

Police said three of the four people aboard the Impala were taken to Genesis Medical Center East in Davenport. There was no information on the extent of their injuries as of early Sunday.

The crash is still under investigation by Davenport Police.


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