Rockford Township, IL (January 12, 2020) – A bad accident happened early Sunday morning at the intersection of 11th Street and Baxter Road near the New Milford area.
Sources reported that a large semi’s trailer was blocking the entire road and that the cab was almost completely on its side with extensive damage to the front-end. It is unclear how many other vehicles were involved but the damages were significant. Debris was scattered over much of the roadway and on the snow-covered grassy areas surrounding the scene.
Authorities indicated that the incident took place around 7:00 a.m. There were injuries and at least one extrication was reported. Several police SUVs, two fire trucks, and MD-1 were at the scene. The authorities told the public to avoid the area.
It is unclear how long it took to clean up the accident scene. Authorities are still investigating the details of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents In Rockford Township
Semi-trucks are extremely large vehicles that often result in serious and catastrophic outcomes when they are involved in road accidents. The average weight of an 18-wheeler can be 80,000 pounds while an average passenger sedan comes in just under 3,000 pounds. When semi-trucks were involved in crashes in 2017, more than 4,000 people lost their lives. Every year there are over 120,000 injuries in the United States from accidents involving semi-trucks. The rate of crashes over the past 10 years that involve these large vehicles has increased by 30%.
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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.