Rockford, IL (February 25, 2020) – A hit-and-run was reported in Rockford during the midday hours on Tuesday. According to witnesses, a vehicle hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. The incident took place near Kelly’s Market.
The pedestrian sustained injuries in the collision. Authorities from the Rockford Police Department were called to the scene as well as an ambulance to help provide aid to the injured pedestrian. The incident took place around noon. No further information was released by RPD on the incident or the subject.
The severity of the injuries has not been released and the investigation into the details of the hit-and-run remains ongoing
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Hit-And-Run Accidents In Rockford
There were 6,227 pedestrians killed in Illinois in 2018. During 2018 the number of pedestrians killed was the highest in the country since 1990. Children under the age of 15 and those mature adults over the age of 65 are at the highest risk of pedestrian accidents according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2015, there were 129,000 pedestrians injured in accidents who required treatment for injuries in the emergency department.
If you were injured by a negligent driver the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are the Janesville automobile accident attorneys who will look out for your best interests. We will fight on your behalf and aggressively work towards ensuring you obtain the highest amount of compensation after your accident.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will guide you and answer all of your questions during the personal injury claim process. 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 is looking forward to discussing your accident situation with you.
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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.