Rockford, IL (July 28, 2020) – A shooting in Rockford resulted in multiple injuries following a collision. The incident reportedly took place late on Sunday evening, July 26. Emergency responders and local law enforcement officials were dispatched to the scene of a shooting a vehicle collision. The accident reportedly took place at the intersection of Spring Creek Road and Parkview Avenue.
At around 7:35 p.m., a man fired shots at another vehicle. According to reports from the Rockford Police Department, the shooter knew the two women inside the other car. After the shots were fired, the vehicle fled, causing a multi-vehicle accident. Three cars were reportedly involved in the crash. The two women and another non-involved party were hospitalized for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after the collision.
Authorities were able to locate the gun shell casings at the crash site. At this time, it is unknown if the resulting injuries were gunshot related. No further updates are currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. More details will be reported as it continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Reckless Driving Crashes in Illinois
The actions of other drivers are primary contributors to serious crashes across Illinois. In fact, statistics show that nearly 90% of reported car accidents are caused by human error. Reckless driving is prevalent on the roads of Illinois. The most common forms of reckless driving include speeding, driver distraction, and intoxication.
Reckless drivers contribute to a significant portion of car crashes reported across the country each year. An estimated 30% of reported crashes are caused by reckless driving. On average, 13,000 deadly car accidents involve reckless drivers, accounting for nearly one-third of traffic fatalities reported each year. Even the safest drivers are at risk of being injured by a reckless driver.
What you do the moments after an Illinois car accident is of critical importance, and injured victims have to make sure that they make the right decisions in order to recover the full value of their injury claim. Many crash victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover after a serious car accident in Illinois, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to discuss their next steps to take to pursue a claim and recover deserved compensation.
When you or a loved one is injured, it is extremely serious, and action must be taken immediately. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the claim process and how crucial it is for our clients, and it forms our entire approach. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you earn the compensation you deserve after being seriously injured in an Illinois car crash. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois car accident, contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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