Rockford, IL (March 1, 2020) – Sources have reported a serious traffic accident that took place on the east side of Rockford during the early morning hours of Sunday, March 1. The incident occurred at the intersection of East State Street and North Perryville Road.
According to authorities with the Rockford Police Department, the incident began when two vehicles were racing each other. One of the vehicles ran a red light and crashed into a third vehicle in the intersection.
There were many injuries reported as a result of the crash and many of the victims were transported by Rockford EMS to the local area hospital. The types of injuries sustained and their severity have not been confirmed.
The accident scene was scattered with a lot of debris on the road. RPD have asked the public to avoid the area while the cleanup and investigation continue.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Serious Multi-Vehicle Crashes In Rockford
Driver error is responsible for 95% of all car accidents in our country which reports more than 6 million car accidents every year. Annually, over 2.3 million individuals will have serious, disabling injuries as a result of car accidents and car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury in the United States. Americans spend an excess of 1 million days in the hospital every year from car accident injuries. In 2012, car crashes cost the country $18 billion in medical expenses according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
It is a challenging job for victims experiencing serious injuries and an inability to work to focus on recovery when they also face a legal battle. The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices understand these difficulties and know how vitally important it is to obtain as much compensation as possible after an accident. Our team of Janesville serious injury attorneys will fight for you and take on the insurance companies to ensure you see a fair settlement at the conclusion of your personal injury claim.
The lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to help you with your personal injury claim. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will talk with you about your accident experience.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.