Rockford, IL (March 19, 2020) – Officials in Rockford, Illinois spotted a reportedly stolen vehicle on Tuesday, March 17th, and a chase ensued. While in pursuit, the stolen vehicle ran a stop sign at the intersection of Kishwaukee Street and Buckbee Street. The pursued vehicle collided with another car at the intersection.
Authorities were able to take both parties in the vehicle into custody after the accident. Two juveniles were reportedly in the stolen car. Both were transported to a medical facility for treatment.
Another party uninvolved in the chase was injured at the scene. An ongoing investigation into the crash is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Stop-Sign Crashes
Intersections are already dangerous due to the high volume of vehicles that pass through them. That’s why traffic signals and stop signs are in place to help make the roads safer. However, when drivers don’t follow them, they risk causing serious accidents.
Each year, there are an estimated 700,000 reported stop-sign collisions nationwide. 40 percent of fatal accidents involve drivers who run stop signs. In some cases, injured parties can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Illinois car crash attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to protect your rights after an accident. We’ve helped countless victims obtain fair settlements. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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