Rockford, IL (March 12, 2020) – An accident was reported at North Main Street and West Riverside Boulevard on Thursday. According to witnesses, the incident was a two-vehicle crash that ended with injuries.
The car that caused the accident was speeding through the intersection against a red light when it struck the other vehicle. All three occupants of the at-fault vehicle fled on foot after the crash. The injuries reported were not life-threatening.
The Rockford Police Department was called to the scene to gather information. It was not confirmed if the RPD caught the owner or occupants of the car that caused the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Injury Accidents In Rockford
Speeding is risky driving behavior that has many consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding leads to:
- Increased risk for losing control over your vehicle
- Reduces the effectiveness of protective equipment
- Requires increased stopping distance when a hazard is noticed
- Increases severity of injuries and increased risk of death in a crash
- Increased fuel costs
Speeding is against the law and is a form of reckless driving. Speeding is a huge problem in America and crashes that result from driving at excess speeds cost the country $40.4 billion each year as reported by the Insurance Information Institute.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices have worked with many victims who were injured due to the negligent behavior of others. We know how to build strong personal injury cases where victims can obtain the most compensation possible for their damages. Our team of Janesville serious injury attorneys with the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will work diligently to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
The lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will answer all of your questions relating to the personal injury claim process. 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 is here to discuss your situation with you and help you with your personal injury claim.
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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.