Rockford, IL (March 17, 2020) – A Rockford Fire Department ambulance was involved in a crash with a pickup truck late Saturday night, March 14th. The crash took place near the intersection of East State Street and South Longwood Street at around 11 p.m. Multiple parties involved in the crash were reportedly injured in the collision.
At this time, it’s unknown if the ambulance was carrying any patients at the time of the crash. The west and northbound lanes of the intersection were blocked following the accident. The cause of the crash hasn’t been confirmed by the Rockford Police Department.
Local authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Ambulance Accidents in Illinois
All drivers are vulnerable to being involved in a collision, including those operating emergency vehicles. Every day, millions of ambulances transport patients who require immediate medical attention, speeding down the roads to get to the hospital or emergency room. These conditions are potentially dangerous under any circumstances.
On average, 33 people are killed in ambulance collisions each year with 600 suffering injuries. 63 percent of those killed in these accidents were traveling in passenger vehicles. Injured parties may be able to recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless victims recover after being unfairly injured in a crash. We can help you determine who may be liable for your injuries and ensure that your case is treated fairly. Contact us today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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