Rockford, IL (January 17, 2020) – According to eye-witnesses and sources on the ground there was a potentially fatal hit-and-run on the east side of Rockford on Friday. A woman was hit by a vehicle on East State Street next to the EZ Pawn.
Witnesses explain that the woman was laying on the roadway after the crash and was not moving. An ambulance and the Rockford Police Department were called to the scene. No description of the vehicle that was involved in the crash has been released as of yet.
No further details are known.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents In Rockford
In 2018 the United States had it’s the highest number of fatal pedestrian accidents since 1990. That year over 6,000 pedestrians lost their lives in these accidents. There was also a 19 percent increase in pedestrian deaths in Illinois between 2017 to 2018. During this timeframe, 67 pedestrian fatalities were recorded. In 2015 non-fatal pedestrian accident injuries accounted for 129,000 emergency room visits across the country.
If you or a loved one was hit and critically injured by a negligent driver, you have rights that must be protected. The Janesville serious injury attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will fight on your behalf after a traumatizing accident so that you can obtain the compensation you need to heal from your damages.
Our team of Wisconsin automobile accident injury attorneys will know how to effectively take on the insurance companies so that victims we represent will end up with a fair settlement after their accident. 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. Our talented and experienced Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys are here for you to discuss your accident experience.
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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.