Rockford, IL (January 2, 2020) – The Rockford Police Department confirmed that a 33-year-old man was killed after being hit by a car at the 3800 block of 11th Street during the early morning hours on Thursday, January 2. The incident took place at approximately 4:30 a.m. Witnesses and residents close to the area indicated that this particular intersection is one of the most dangerous in Rockford.
According to reports a 30-year-old woman and the 33-year-old male victim were walking north on the west side of 11 Street. The male victim was attempting to cross the street when a pickup truck struck him. An ambulance was on the scene to transport the victim to the hospital where he sadly died from his injuries.
The driver of the pick-up truck was a 50-year-old man who stayed on the scene and was cooperating with the police. The authorities are not releasing the name of the victim at this time. The authorities continue to investigate the fatal collision.
Our thoughts are with the family of the victim during this difficult time.
Fatal Car Accidents In Rockford
With more than 6 million accidents occurring each year in the country, the United States experiences many tragic injuries and deaths as a result of car accidents. The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that in 2011 there were over 280,000 crashes on the roads. Each day that year there were 772 accidents, 835 of which were fatal. There were 918 lives lost in these fatal crashes. The state saw approximately two people lose their lives in crashes each day that year and more than nine people injured from crashes. When pedestrians are hit by cars the outcome is often serious injuries and death due to the intense force the impact of these heavy vehicles have on delicate bodies.
It is heartbreaking to lose a loved one so suddenly and unnecessarily. The Janesville wrongful death attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices have compassion for the victims’ families that have to endure such emotional distress. We care deeply about victims’ families’ ability to obtain a fair settlement in these unfortunate cases. We will work with families and help them every step of the way if they choose to pursue a wrongful death claim.
If you lost a loved one in an accident that was not their fault the resourceful Illinois wrongful death attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to help you see your full legal justice.
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 wrongful death attorneys will help you with your wrongful death 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.