Rockford, IL (March 21, 2020) – An older male was hit by a vehicle on March 19, Thursday night. The pedestrian accident was reported to the Rockford Police Department at approximately 8:30 p.m. The incident took place at the intersection of 12th Street and 7th Avenue.
When RPD arrived at the scene they identified the victim as a 52-year-old male who was injured as a result of the crash. He was reported to have sustained a serious head wound and was laying in the road, not moving when RPD arrived at the scene.
The Rockford Fire and Rescue transported the victim to the local hospital for treatment. The man’s injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
The driver of the car who hit the man was not identified. Police did not say whether or not the driver of the car stayed at the scene.
RPD continues to investigate.
Our thoughts are with the injured party in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Injury Car Crashes In Rockford
In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that there were almost 6,000 pedestrians killed as a result of traffic accidents. That means that there was one pedestrian traffic death every 1.5 hours in 2016. Also that year, there were approximately 129,000 pedestrians hurt badly enough in traffic accidents that they required treatment in the emergency department.
If you or a loved one was injured by a negligent party and you sustained injuries, the experienced Janesville automobile accident attorney at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will look out for your best interests and fight for your legal rights.
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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.