Rockford, IL (January 3, 2020) – UPDATE-The The 33-year-old man who was hit by a car and killed on Thursday morning, January 2nd has been identified. After an autopsy was done by the Winnebago County Coroner, the victim was identified as 33-year-old Jacob Guerrero.
The coroner’s report indicated that Guerrero suffered head injuries, as well as damage to his chest and abdominal region from the crash and these injuries took his life.
On Thursday, Guerrero was walking along the 3800 block of 11th street when he attempted to cross and was struck by a vehicle. The accident happened at 4:30 a.m. The driver of the car did stay on the scene and cooperate with authorities.
The Rockford Police Department is still investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with the family of Jacob Guerrero during this difficult time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents In Rockford
When an individual is hit by a car, the victim is lucky if they can walk away due to the force of impact on the body. There were almost 6,000 pedestrians killed in crashes with automobiles in 2016 in the United States. What this means is that there is 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 that needed treatment in emergency departments for injuries sustained by being hit by cars.
The sudden unexpected loss of a loved one is difficult for the family that is left behind. Families who have had a loved one taken from them too soon by the negligence of another party can pursue a variety of damages for compensation on their behalf. The Janesville wrongful death lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices understand the stress and pain after you lose a loved one. Our team of Janesville serious injury attorneys will fight on your behalf to ensure you see a fair settlement after your wrongful death 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.