Loves Park, IL (November 25, 2019) – A serious accident took place on Monday afternoon around 2:15 p.m. according to the Rockford Police Department. The accident occurred at East Riverside Boulevard and North Mulford Road.
An ambulance that was en route to a hospital with a patient inside the vehicle was it by a passenger vehicle who failed to yield the right of way. The ambulance had its lights and sirens on and was traveling eastbound on Riverside Boulevard when the crash occurred. As the ambulance approached the North Mulford Road intersection, it slowed down which is when it was hit by a car that was traveling southbound. The car failed to yield.
The driver of the car was identified as a 65-year-old male who sustained injuries and needed ambulance transportation to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the ambulance that was hit was also injured and required transportation to the hospital for treatment of injuries. A third ambulance was called to the scene to transport the patient that was in the back of the ambulance when the crash occurred.
The accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with everyone who was affected by this accident.
Serious Accidents In Loves Park
In Illinois, it is the law that drivers and traffic must yield to emergency vehicles that have sirens and flashing lights. The law is known as either the “Move Over Law” or “Scott’s Law.” Failure to yield is a serious crime and the punitive repercussions can include steep fines or loss of license. This behavior is not only negligent, but it is also reckless. Because of the sense of urgency emergency vehicles have, crashes with them can result in injuries such as broken bones, head trauma, lacerations, bruising, coma, or worse.
If you sustained injuries by a negligent driver not following the rules of the road the Janesville personal injury lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to help. Our team of Rockford automobile accident injury attorneys will fight on your behalf so you obtain the highest amount of compensation for your personal injury claim.
Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. Our talented and experienced Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys are here for you to discuss your accident experience.
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