Rockford, IL (January 19, 2020) – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. near the intersection of North Mulford Road and Garrett Lane.
The severity of the injuries the pedestrian suffered has not been released.
The Rockford Police Department and the Rockford Fire and Rescue were on the scene and the public to steer clear of the scene while they conducted their investigation.
The RPD confirmed the investigation remains open.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents In Rockford
In Illinois, if you are responsible for causing property damage or bodily injury to another person you are required to stop and both exchange information or provide aid. It is a felony to leave the scene of a crash where a person was hit and injured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, a pedestrian was fatally hit every 1.5 hours. Also in 2016 over 130,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained in traffic crashes. A pedestrian who is hit by a car has a 1.5 time greater chance that they will die when compared to a passenger’s chances for death when they are in a vehicle during a traffic accident.
If you have been in an accident that was not your fault, 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.