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Rockford, IL – Plane Causes Injury Crash near Cottonwood Airport

Rockford, IL (August 16, 2020) – On Friday, August 14, a collision reportedly involving a small plane and a passenger vehicle in Rockford left the driver of the car injured. Reports from the local fire department revealed that the incident took place on Auburn road near the Cottonwood Airport. 

At this time, the factors contributing to the collision have not been made public. For unknown reasons, a small plane collided with a passenger car. The driver of the vehicle sustained injuries and was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. 

Neither the pilot nor the plane’s passenger sustained injuries in the accident. Local reports revealed that the plane was licensed to a pilot in Rockford. At this time, no updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided. 

The site of the crash on Auburn Road was closed while emergency responders were present. An ongoing investigation into the incident is being handled by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Car Accidents in Illinois 

Rockford, IL - Plane Causes Injury Crash near Cottonwood Airport

Traveling across Illinois can be particularly dangerous. Each day, someone is injured or killed in car crashes across the state. According to statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were a total of 281,788 vehicle collisions reported statewide in 2011, with nearly 772 car accidents taking place each day. That year, 84,172 people were injured in car crashes in Illinois, an average of nine crash injuries occurring each hour. Nearly 12,000 of those injured in Illinois car crashes that year suffered debilitating injuries that left them unable to walk or perform routine tasks. 

If you have been injured in an Illinois car crash, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Illinois. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages for the injured party. The personal injury claim is a long and confusing process for those with little experience in the law, but you do not have to do it alone. 

A qualified Illinois car accident attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases in Illinois. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in an Illinois car accident, call us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case. 

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.


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