Rockford, IL (March 9, 2020) – A pedestrian was hit by an SUV on Sunday night at approximately 8:30 p.m. in Rockford. The incident was confirmed to have taken place in the area of Ferguson Street and Morgan Street.
According to witnesses, a pedestrian was hit by a red SUV which fled the scene after impact. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital for treatment. The severity of the injuries has not yet been reported.
The Rockford Police Department was on the scene as well as personnel from the Rockford EMS to provide aid to the injured party. RPD advised the public to avoid the area while they worked the scene.
The RPD continues to investigate the details of the accident and is searching for the driver of the SUV.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Injury Accidents Rockford
The number of pedestrians that lost their lives in accidents in 2018 was the highest recorded since 1990. Children and older adults are the most vulnerable to pedestrian accidents. Those individuals aged 65 and older and those under the age of 15 have the highest risk for injuries and death in pedestrian accidents. In 2015, there were a reported 129,000 emergency room visits for pedestrians who were injured in accidents.
The Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are the Janesville automobile accident attorneys know that damage and destruction pedestrians face when they are hit by a large, heavy vehicle. We will fight aggressively so that you obtain the most compensation possible after your accident. We will take on the insurance companies on your behalf so you can focus on recovery.
The Rockford personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will review your accident experience and provide you with options to move forward with a personal injury claim. Call us today to discuss your situation during a completely 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 answer all of your questions and work with you so your best interests are represented.
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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.