Two people injuried in Thursday car crash in Eldridge identified

Two people are in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a single vehicle crash Thursday in Eldridge, according to Scott County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 4:42 PM CDT
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ELDRIDGE, Iowa (KWQC) - The two people involved in a car crash that happened Thursday in Eldridge have been identified. According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the 1998 Toyota Corolla has been identified as 22-year-old Ty’Ollie Bright of Davenport. The 14-year-old juvenile, also a relative of Bright, was identified as being the other occupant in the vehicle.

Both remain hospitalized in critical condition. The accident remains under investigation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Team.

Officials said they received a 911 call about a motor vehicle accident near the 124.5-mile marker southbound Highway 61 at 2:03 p.m. MedForce later airlifted the juvenile to the University of Iowa Hospitals, according to a press release.

The initial investigation and witness statements determined that Bright was driving a 1998 Toyota Corolla southbound on Highway 61 when he lost control. This caused the car to hit a guardrail on the west side of the roadway, and roll several times, the sheriff’s office said. Both occupants were ejected from the vehicle, and the car came to rest in the west ditch.

Scott County VIPS, Scott Emergency Communication Center, Eldridge Police Department, Davenport Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Medic EMS, Davenport Fire Department, Eldridge Fire Department, MedForce, Iowa DOT, and Highway Helper, all assisted with the accident.

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