Rockford, IL (November 18, 2019) – A hit-and-run accident was reported by police dispatch to have occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. this evening. The injury crash took place at Springfield Avenue and Montague Road.
The victim was driving in a white vehicle when they were hit by another vehicle who fled the scene after the collision. The Rockford Police Department has not released any additional information about the suspect who hit the car and sped away after the accident.
There were injuries as a result of the crash but they were not life-threatening.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Hit-And-Run Accidents In Rockford
Hit-and-run crashes are a crime and in Illinois, they have serious repercussions. A perpetrator can have their license suspended or revoked as well as being a black mark on your criminal record. Hit-and-runs that injure another person is considered a Class 2 Felony. A person being charged with a Class 2 Felony is looking at up to 7 years in prison and can be fined up to $25,000.
Recovering from serious injuries is overwhelming enough, but the added stress of not knowing who violated you makes it worse. The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will fight to protect your rights and hold the party who injured you responsible for the damages they caused you. Our team of Janesville serious injury attorneys will work to provide you legal representation that will help you see a fair settlement at the conclusion of your personal injury claim.
The lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will fight the insurance companies aggressively on your behalf. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will help you with your personal injury 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.