Rockford, IL (February 28, 2020) – On Thursday evening, at approximately 5:45 p.m. a pedestrian was hit by a passenger vehicle. The incident took place at the intersection of 15th Avenue and 7th Street.
The pedestrian sustained injuries, although, it is not clear how severe the injuries are. It was not confirmed if the driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene.
Authorities with the Rockford Police Department were called to the scene.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the RPD. As more is learned about the factors leading to the accident, these details will be released to the public.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Injury Car Crashes In Rockford
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2016 there were close to 6,000 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents. That equates to one pedestrian traffic death every 1.5 hours that year alone. Also in 2016 there were close to 129,000 pedestrians hurt in traffic accidents which required treatment in emergency departments in the country.
If you or a loved one was injured as a pedestrian on the road, it is highly likely that you sustained injuries. To obtain the most compensation possible in your claim, statistics say that you should employ an experienced Janesville automobile accident attorney. The team at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will look out for your best interests and fight for your legal rights.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will take on the insurance companies for you and not allow them to get away with paying you less than you deserve. 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 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.