Rockford, IL (December 7, 2019) – A pedestrian was hit by a car at Y Boulevard and North 2nd Street on Friday night around 8:30 p.m.
The victim was seen lying in the street, not moving. It is unknown if fatal injuries were suffered.
A number of emergency personnel from many jurisdictions arrived at the scene to render aid to the victim and investigate the collision. The Rockford Police Department blocked off the area.
The RPD has not indicated if the driver fled or stayed with the victim. The RPD is continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents In Rockford
In 2017, every 88 minutes a pedestrian lost their life in the United States, according to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Studies show that the hours between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. pose the highest risk for pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians often face serious injuries and death when they are hit by a large, heavy vehicle.
Pedestrian accidents are devastating and traumatizing. If you or a loved one have been hit by a negligent driver, you deserve to obtain compensation for your damages. The Janesville automobile accident attorneys at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will help you see a fair settlement after your accident.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will review the details of your incident 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 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.