A six-year-old Davenport boy was injured when the driver of the car he was in sped away from police before crashing. The Iowa State Patrol identifies the driver as 42-year-old Darin Wyatt of Davenport. He’s accused of failing to stop for a Scott County Sheriff’s deputy who noticed the vehicle had an expired registration.
The incident began around 7:20 last night on Interstate 80 near Walcott. Wyatt eventually sped up to elude officers while heading southbound on Interstate 280. Officers say he then crossed the median and drove into oncoming traffic. When he attempted to cross back over the median, the car hit an embankment, went airborne and rolled.
A small fire broke out under the car but was quickly extinguished. The six-year-old boy in the car was not identified, but he suffered a shoulder or arm injury. Wyatt, who was also injured, is facing numerous charges including felony eluding.