1 killed Friday in Rock Island motorcycle versus car crash

Published: Sep. 9, 2023 at 10:35 AM CDT
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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - One person was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday night.

Rock Island police responded around 6:45 p.m. to a crash involving a Kawasaki motorcycle and Hyundai Elantra at 43rd Street and 7th Avenue.

Police said the preliminary information indicated that the motorcycle was eastbound on 7th Avenue when it struck the Hyundai, which was northbound on 43rd Street and crossing the 7th Avenue intersection.

Rock Island firefighters had to extricate the driver from the Hyundai. Both the motorcyclist and driver were transported by ambulance to UnityPoint Trinity Hospital, police said.

The motorcyclist, a 33-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the Hyundai, a 34-year-old man, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Rock Island Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit.

No other information was released Saturday.