- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a crash in which a vehicle driven by Davenport’s police chief hit a woman in a wheelchair.

The incident happened Tuesday morning when Police Chief Frank Donchez was driving in downtown Davenport, the Quad-City Times reported (https://bit.ly/1vbJbRL ).

According to a police report, Donchez turned into an intersection and hit Murvine M. Meyer, who was crossing using a wheelchair and accompanied by a guide dog. The vehicle knocked over the wheelchair.

Meyer, 63, was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for injuries to her forearm and released.

The guide dog wasn’t injured.

No citations have been issued, and the state patrol is investigating as part of the Davenport Police Department’s protocol for such incidents.

Donchez recently accepted a job as chief of the police department in Overland Park, Kansas. He will begin his new job Oct. 20.


Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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