• August 24, 2022

Ashley Taylor, Child Killed; 3 Children Injured in Davenport, IA Auto Accident

Davenport, IA — August 22, 2022, 31-year-old Ashley Taylor and a child died and three children were injured when their SUV rolled into Duck Creek in Davenport.

Reports say the incident happened around 10:55 p.m. on the 3300 block of North Fairmount Street. Preliminary investigation suggests Taylor was driving a Ford Escape south on the roadway when she lost control for unknown reasons. The SUV crossed over the center line, crashed into a bridge, and overturned on its side in nearby Duck Creek.

Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene. Four children in the SUV were taken to area hospitals, where a 12-year-old boy died a short time later.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Ashley Taylor, Child Killed; 3 Children Injured in Davenport, IA Auto Accident

Commentary on Ashley Taylor Accident in Davenport

Reports say the driver lost control of her vehicle in this terrible accident, but so far it doesn't look like they can say why. Some may more or less automatically blame one kind of driver mistake or another, but has anyone looked carefully at other possible explanations for the SUV going off-course? Could it have hit a wet or hazardous patch of road? Did it have some kind of mechanical malfunction or even a manufacturing defect? Did she have to swerve to avoid another vehicle that cut her off?

I don't mean to make things more complicated, but I think most would probably agree that it's important to find out exactly what happened. Before all the variables are properly considered it's unjust to point fingers or jump to any conclusions. Single-vehicle accidents are often more complex than they seem. Click the image below to learn more.

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