Rockford Township, IL (February 09, 2020) – A major accident involving 20 vehicles took place on Sunday mile marker 167 on I-39 and 90 westbound. There was a semi, a tow truck, and several passenger vehicles involved in the crash. Multiple injuries were reported.
The incident took place at 2:03 p.m. The interstate was completely shut down for hours at Highway 14 westbound. It was advised that anyone driving in the area find an alternate route. Drivers that were not involved in the crash were stuck for many hours while the authorities were working the scene.
It is not believed any injuries were life-threatening. The number of injuries or the extent of those injuries has not been reported.
The authorities are still investigating the details of what caused the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Multi-Car Crashes In Rockford Township
In 2018 there were 503 multi-vehicle crashes accounting for 49% of all crashes in the state the year. There are many factors that can cause an accident. Distracted driving can come in many forms but if you take your eyes off of the road, mind off of driving, or hands off of your wheel you are distracted while on the road. It is very dangerous to be distracted while driving. In approximately 1 in 5 crashes distraction was a factor.
The more vehicles there are in a crash the higher the risk for serious injuries. Victims who are hit by a negligent driver must obtain compensation for their damages after an accident that was not their fault. When an accident takes place that causes you injuries, you need the skillful legal representation from the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices. We are Janesville automobile accident attorneys with extensive experience representing victims of car accidents.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will take on the insurance companies for you and fight to protect your legal rights. Call us today to schedule a 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 answer all of your questions and 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.