Rockford, IL (April 22, 2020) – An accident took place on Wednesday night. According to authorities, a vehicle struck a bicyclist around 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of 20th Street and 8th Avenue in Rockford. Authorities with the Rockford Police Department and EMS were on the scene. Injuries were confirmed to have resulted from the crash.
One individual was reported to have sustained a head injury and required immediate medical attention. The severity of the injury was not released, but it is believed that the injured party required transportation to the local hospital for treatment. The RPD has told the public to avoid the area while they worked the scene.
Detectives with RPD are still investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Injury Crash In Rockford
According to the National Safety Council, one-third of bicyclist injuries that do not result in death are to the head. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that most of the head injuries emergency rooms treat with regard to bicycle-related accidents are brain injuries. Every year, the United States has approximately 80,000 cycling-related accidents that result in head injuries.
Head trauma can have life-long consequences for the victim. When a car hits a mostly defenseless bicyclist, the injuries and outcomes are often devastating for the bicyclist. If you were hit an injured by a negligent party, the Janesville automobile accident attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will fight on your behalf to ensure your best legal interests are protected.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will build a successful personal injury claim for you and manage the litigation process with the insurance companies so that you can obtain a fair settlement after your accident. Call the Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys today to schedule your free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois.
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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.