Rockford, IL (February 10, 2010) – According to sources, a pedestrian that was using a walking device was hit by a car. Sources report that the incident took place just before 3 p.m. near the intersection of Broadway and 11th Street. Witnesses identified a maroon vehicle as to the car that hit the man who was said to be using a walker for assistance at the time of the accident.
The driver was reported to be a female who, according to witnesses, said she clearly saw the man and did nothing to avoid hitting him. Authorities are questioning the female driver in the maroon car who hit the man. The severity of the man’s injuries has not been reported.
Many individuals were on the scene and witness to the accident. The Rockford Fire Department and the Rockford Police Department were on the scene to block it off and provide aid to the injured man.
Our thoughts are with the injured party in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents In Rockford
Pedestrian accidents can result in catastrophic injuries for people of all ages. When a person who is already vulnerable is hit as a higher chance of losing their life. Approximately one crash-related pedestrian fatality occurred every 1.5 hours across the country in 2015. That same year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that there were almost 130,000 pedestrians who were treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident.
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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.