On September 8, 2016 at approximately 9:51 p.m., officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 4900 block of State Street regarding reports of a vehicular accident involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers found a female in the roadway with injuries. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and is currently in critical condition.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the victim remained on scene and cooperated with the police investigation. The driver was released without charges at this time.
This is an active investigation. No further information is available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
UPDATE: On September 8th, 2016 officers responded to the 4900 block of E. State Street to investigate a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic crash. Upon arrival officers located a female who had been struck by a west bound vehicle. The driver and witnesses were interviewed. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. The pedestrian’s condition is serious at this time. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Just before 11 pm tonight several Rockford Scanner fans have contacted us and said there is a very large police presence near E State st near the Rockford College. Some are saying a pedestrian (Woman) was hit by a vehicle and has possibly passed away. The police have all the traffic lanes blocked off, so avoid the area.
We do not know what is going on, because the Rockford police scanner traffic is encrypted
What we do know, there is a large police presence and it appears to be a bad accident. So avoid the area.
Rockford Scanner fanFrank Mccaine said the road just opened up, at 3 am. We heard the RFD dispatched for a washdown a little bit ago. Usually after a washdown, they are done investigating and are about to open up the area after the FD washes down the area.