Rockford, IL (March 01, 2020) – A serious accident took place around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday evening in Rockford. A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle near the 3000 block of North Main Street. The bicyclist was injured as a result of the incident.
The victim was described as a male, approximately 50 years old. He sustained significant head injuries and was reported to be bleeding very heavily.
The Rockford Police Department and the Rockford Fire Department were on the scene to assist the bicyclist and clean the scene. The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
It is unknown if the driver who hit the man stayed on the scene. The RPD is still investigating.
Our thoughts are with the injured party in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Injury Accidents In Rockford
Statistically, older adults and children are the highest risk group for pedestrian accidents. Individuals aged 65 and older made up 20% of all pedestrian deaths in 2016 while they accounted for 15% of pedestrians injured in 2015 according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Alcohol, along with speeding have shown to play major roles in pedestrian accidents in the country. When a car hits a pedestrian it is very common that the pedestrian sustains serious injuries that have a high risk of being fatal.
When you have sustained serious injuries after an accident, it is important you have the care you need to heal. The Janesville automobile accident attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will look out for your best interests and fight so that you obtain the highest amount of compensation for your damages. You deserve to recoup costs associated with medical treatment, missed wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will guide you and answer all of your questions during the personal injury claim process. Call us today to discuss your situation during a completely free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys is looking forward to discussing your accident situation with you.
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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.