Rockford, IL (December 13, 2019) – Sources are reporting that a pedestrian was hit by an automobile on Friday evening around 7:30 p.m. According to the reports the incident took place at 11th Street and 6th Avenue.
The driver fled the scene, but a description of the vehicle was released and the Rockford Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout. The vehicle was said to be silver and has some front impact damage that is visible.
The severity of the pedestrian’s injuries is unknown and their identity has yet to be released. The RPD continues to investigate the details of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents In Rockford
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 6,283 pedestrian deaths in 2018. This is the highest amount of pedestrian fatalities since 1990. In 2017 there was a pedestrian killed every 88 minutes. Pedestrian accidents are not uncommon in the United States and when a human body is hit by a car, injuries that result are often severe.
Because pedestrian injuries tend to be significant, the need for the most compensation after an accident is important. The Janesville personal injury attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices understand that the costs associated with these injuries add up fast. Our team knows how to build strong personal injury claims and we will aggressively fight on your behalf so that you will see your full legal justice.
The Roscoe personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to provide you the legal representation you need to build a successful 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.