Rockford, IL (April 23, 2020) – A crash was reported on Wednesday night, April 22nd, in Rockford, Illinois. The collision took place at the corner of 8th Avenue and 20th Street. At around 8 p.m., a vehicle struck a cyclist at the intersection.
Officials from the Rockford Police Department EMS were called to the scene. One party suffered severe head trauma and required immediate medical attention. The injured party was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
The severity of the resulting injuries wasn’t reported. Local officials are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Bicycle Accidents
There were 45,000 reported bicycle accidents nationwide in 2015. While this is a decrease from the previous year, with more than 50,000 reported cycling crashes, fatalities increased by 12 percent. Cyclists are much more vulnerable to being seriously injured in the event of an accident.
Pedestrians and cyclists have to share the roadways with other motor vehicles. Sadly, too many drivers fail to pay attention to areas like crosswalks, causing serious accidents. In many cases, drivers ignore or refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Chicago bicycle accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting for the rights of crash victims in Illinois. We have successfully represented clients seriously injured as the result of negligent or reckless motorists. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for your case.
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