Rockford, IL (September 15, 2020) – A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being involved in a vehicle collision in Rockford on Saturday, September 12.
According to reports from the Rockford Police Department, the accident occurred that evening near the intersection of Carthage Drive and S. Alpine Road. A pedestrian crossing at the intersection was struck by an oncoming car and sustained serious injuries. The cause of the accident has not been reported.
The details currently available on the accident are limited at this time. Local reports revealed that the site of the crash was closed at around 9 p.m. that evening. The identity of the injured party has not been released.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois
Being involved in a crash can be detrimental, but when a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, they are more likely to sustain life-threatening injuries. Across Illinois, there were 4,930 pedestrian collisions reported across the state in 2012. There were 139 pedestrians killed in collisions in Illinois that year, and another 4,665 pedestrians suffered injuries. Of those injured in pedestrian crashes in Illinois that year, 890 suffered severe or life-threatening injuries.
Pedestrians and cyclists have to share the roadways with other motor vehicles. It is the duty of all drivers to safely share the roads with pedestrians and yield the right of way when necessary. Sadly, too many drivers fail to pay attention to areas like crosswalks, and far too often, serious Illinois pedestrian accidents are the result. In many cases, drivers ignore or refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way, and the resulting injuries in the event of an accident can be catastrophic.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Illinois pedestrian accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting for the rights of crash victims in Illinois, and that means we know how to recover the compensation our clients deserve. We have successfully represented clients seriously injured as a result of negligent or reckless motorists, and we will fight diligently to make sure that the driver responsible is held liable for your damages. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for your case by consulting with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer.
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