After accident, police officer surprises woman with a new car

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – A local woman’s bad day turned in to a message of good will by an Illinois police officer. Danielle Robinson says her car was totaled in an accident on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, not far from the Moline Police Station.

The single mom was unsure what she would do to get around until Officer Patrick Moody stepped in.

“I feel excited, I am very happy. I feel blessed, this is a big blessing. Yesterday I was in a car accident and the person totaled a car and I was livid and I was just focused on work. Not even like am I okay? Then I had to humble myself, like okay, you can always get another car. Not knowing that this man right here is actually going to help me. He is a true blessing, I thank you so much!”

“She was very respectful. Like I told her a little while ago, that goes so far with me, for many of us. And I just really appreciated that too even as upset as she was. ”

“I made a commitment to myself last year, that I was at least once a year do something big for someone that can never repay me back. After the accident I contemplated it for a while. Well you know what, this is my opportunity to do something here and that’s what I ended up doing.”

Doug Demont, owner of Cheap Cars in Silvis, Ill. helped pay for a portion of the car. Robinson says she referred to her old car as Tony. She’s thinking about naming her new car after Officer Moody. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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