Rockford, IL (December 14, 2019) – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Friday night around 6:45 p.m. near West State Street and North Johnston Avenue.
The pedestrian sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The Rockford Police Department and Rockford paramedics were on the scene to assess the damages and provide aid to the victim. It is unclear at this time how severe the injuries were or if transportation to the hospital was needed.
The RPD has not provided any further information on the driver or on the vehicle that hit the pedestrian. They are continuing to investigate the details of the crash.
As more information becomes clear it will be provided. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents In Rockford
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in 2016 a pedestrian was fatally hit every 1.5 hours. That same year over 130,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained in traffic crashes. Because a pedestrian has no armor to protect them from damages a car can inflict their chance of death is 1.5 times greater than an occupant of a passenger vehicle in a crash.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian, you need the help of the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices. We are Janesville automobile accident attorneys who will look out for your best interests. You deserve to have your legal rights protected and we will work to see to it that they are. An experienced lawyer provides you with the best chance of obtaining a fair settlement in your case.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will guide you through the personal injury claim process. We will take on the insurance companies for you. 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 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.