Rockford, IL (February 04, 2020) – A pedestrian was hit by a car on the east side around 6:00 p.m. The incident took place near the 3100 block of 11th street according to sources. Witnesses indicated the pedestrian suffered facial injuries and was also bleeding significantly.
Luckily, the vehicle who collided with the pedestrian stayed on the scene. The Rockford Police Department and emergency services personnel rushed to the scene. It is believed the injured pedestrian was transported to the hospital but this has not been confirmed.
The RPD is still investigating the details that lead up to the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents In Rockford
The human body is no match for a car. When a person is hit the injuries are often severe if not life-threatening. In 2016, there were almost 6,000 pedestrians killed in crashes with automobiles across the country. This relates to approximately one crash-related pedestrian fatality every 1.5 hours across the country. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported that there were almost 130,000 pedestrians admitted to emergency departments for treatment due to injuries sustained by collisions with cars.
Recovering from serious injuries is not easy and it can take a long time. It is a stressful process, and the Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices understand this predicament. We care about providing victims in Wisconsin and Illinois which is why we provide top-notch legal services to help them see their full legal justice. Our team of Janesville serious injury attorneys will fight on your behalf to ensure you see a fair settlement at the conclusion of your personal injury claim.
The lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will fight the insurance companies aggressively on your behalf. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 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.