On September 5, 2016 officers responded to the Auburn St. Bridge for a report of a truck driving into the Rock River. Upon arrival officers located a grey pickup truck 3/4 into the Rock River at the Auburn St. Bridge on the east river bank. A 65 year old white male driver was located and transported to a Rockford area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The vehicle appeared to have been traveling south bound on N. 2nd St. and drove off the roadway when trying to maneuver through the off ramp to the east bound lanes of Spring Creek Road. Alcohol use is being investigated at time as a possible contributor to this incident. No charges have been filed
Rockford Scanner Fan: “My father in law was cut off by the truck that went in the river. He saw him cut left then right then he ended up on the path then the river. He jumped out to help him but had to wait till crews arrived obviously lol he said he though the guy was drunk…..ugh hope not people could of been hurt!”
Around 2:33 pm today several emergency personnel were dispatched to the Auburn st bridge. Scanner traffic is saying a truck went over the rails of the bridge. The truck is in the river. On the east side of the river. The truck is occupied. Several emergency personnel are en route
UPDATE: Everyone was able to get out of the truck. The truck is right on the river and bank area. In the Sinnissippi park area. Medical is on scene, unknown on injuries. Still developing.