On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at approximately 2:28 a.m., Rockford Police Department officers responded to the area of Highway 20 and S. Main Street for reports of a serious traffic crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.
Preliminary investigations revealed that a 26 year old Rockford resident was riding his bicycle on east bound Highway 20 just east of the S. Main Street entrance ramp. The involved vehicle was driven by a 36 year old Rockford resident who was also traveling the same direction on Highway 20. The driver of the involved vehicle remained on scene. After the collision, the victim was rushed to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition.
The Rockford Police Department Traffic Accident Reconstruction team was deployed and this is an ongoing investigation. There are no further details to be released at this time.
On 6/20/2018, at around 2:30 AM, members of the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to the area of S. Main Street and US Highway 20 for a traffic accident between a passenger car and a bicycle. Officers arrived and located the accident scene on US Highway 20, east of S. Main Street. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. Eastbound US Highway 20 will be closed during the investigation of the accident, so plan your travel accordingly. No further information is available at this time.
Details are minimal right now.
You want to avoid the Eastbound lanes of the bypass, East of S Main.
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle East of S Main on the bypass, in the Eastbound lanes.
The driver stayed on scene.
The pedestrian is suffering from life threatening injuries and has been transported to a nearby hospital.
Medical was also needed for the driver of the vehicle.
The vehicle is described as a Green colored vehicle, possibly a Hyundai.
Police have the Eastbound lanes of traffic blocked off, at S Main. Westbound lanes were open.
Emergency personnel will be on scene awhile. So avoid the bypass this morning.
We will bring you updates as they become available