Rockford, IL (March 17, 2020) – According to sources, Patrol officers identified a stolen vehicle. As they were approaching the vehicle, the occupants saw the officers coming. In response, the occupants of the stolen vehicle sped off as to not be stopped by the officers. In the process of fleeing, the drivers of the stolen vehicle flew through a stop sign and hit another vehicle at the intersection of Kishwaukee Street and Buckbee Street.
The crash between the cars allowed the authorities with the Rockford Police Department to detain the occupants of the stolen vehicle. The occupants were identified as two juveniles. Both juveniles were taken to the hospital by the Rockford Fire and Rescue and they were confirmed to have injuries.
The occupant in the vehicle that was hit also required ambulance transportation to the hospital for treatment. The severity of the victim’s injuries has not been released.
Charges against the juveniles are pending. There were also reports of a pole being damaged as a result of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Injury Crashes In Rockford
Speeding is a leading cause of accidents across the nation. The risk for more severe injuries and death in an accident increases significantly when speed is a factor. Obeying stop signs is important to intersection safety. When a car runs a stop sign, it is not only illegal, but there is a high likelihood of hitting another party in the process. Approximately every 111 minutes a pedestrian is killed by a negligent driver not yielding right of way to the pedestrian or hitting them by running a stop sign.
The Janesville automobile accident injury lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will help you recover the costs associated with the damages you sustain from an accident that was not your fault. It is important to obtain as much compensation as possible so that you can get the medical care you need. The Rockford personal injury lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will keep you informed on everything that is occurring during all aspects of the personal injury claim process.
Call us today to set up a 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 will provide you options to move forward with a 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.