Rockford, IL (March 22, 2020) – Two people were killed in an early morning rollover accident in Rockford, Illinois on Monday, March 16th. The accident took place a the 2100 block of 16th Street at around 2:30 a.m. Initial reports revealed that a Chevy Malibu was traveling on the roadway when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the road, struck a tree, and overturned.
One person was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Two others, a 26-year-old Byron man and a 31-year-old Cherry Valley man, were pronounced dead at the scene. The identities of the deceased parties haven’t been released at this time.
The investigation into the crash is being handled by the Rockford Police Department’s traffic reconstruction team.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Rollovers in Illinois
Rollovers are the leading cause of fatal passenger-vehicle accidents. In 2010, 7,600 people were killed in rollover collisions. A majority of those killed were unrestrained at the time of the crash.
Each year, an estimated 35 percent of deadly passenger-vehicle collisions involve rollovers. These accidents can be attributed to a negligent driver who operated their vehicle recklessly. In some cases, injured parties can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Illinois car crash attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we’re here to help you after a serious accident. We have the knowledge and resources to provide you with a successful outcome for your case. Call us today at 877-930-2551 to see how we can help.
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