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Rockford, IL (December 18, 2019) – Sources have reported that a hit-and-run pedestrian accident took place on Wednesday evening in Rockford. The incident took place when a black Jeep struck a pedestrian, identified only as male, at 5th Avenue and 7th Street.

After the pedestrian was hit by the Jeep, the driver of the vehicle sped away without stopping to check on the victim.  

Moments after the incident, the vehicle was last seen heading southbound on 10th Street.

Police have released a description of the suspected hit and run driver.  They described the suspect as a black male, 35 years old, with dreadlocks and wearing a black jacket.

At this time, we do not know the current condition of the injured pedestrian.

The police are still investigating the accident.

Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.

Our thoughts are with the pedestrian and his family at this time.

Pedestrian Accidents In Rockford

Rockford, IL - Pedestrian Hit-And-Run At 5th Ave & 7th StWhen a defenseless human body is hit by a car the injuries are often severe if not life-threatening. There were almost 6,000 pedestrians killed in crashes with automobiles in 2016 in the United States. What this means is that there is approximately one crash-related pedestrian fatality every 1.5 hours across the country. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported that there were almost 130,000 pedestrians that needed treatment in emergency departments for injuries sustained by being hit by cars.

Recovering from serious injuries can take a long time and be stressful. The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices understand these challenges victims of car accidents who are injured face. We care about providing victims in Wisconsin and Illinois with the best legal services to help them see their full legal justice. Our team of Janesville serious injury attorneys will fight on your behalf to ensure 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.