On 12/21/2016, around 0645 hours, Rockford Officers responded to the intersection of Applewood Ln and Riverside Blvd in reference to a report of a vehicle accident. A front end loader was struck from behind by a passenger vehicle occupied by a female driver. The female was transported to a local hospital to be treated, and is listed in critical condition
Around 7:30 AM several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of East Riverside and Applewood in reference to an automobile accident.
Rockford Scanner fan Petrea Witt: A car seems to have ran into the back of some type of heavy equipment.
Unknown on injuries at this time.
Traffic is backed up a little ways so please avoid the area
Update: After we posted this, Rockford Scanner fan Jim Pieschel said: It looks like a small-ish car rear ended what appears to be a front loader. It looked pretty nasty. The entirety of the front end of the car was demolished. Airbags went off. Worse, the elevated tail of the front loader smashed into the car window. No idea how far that would have made it into the vehicle.