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NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.
Update from a party that was involved: The other driver was traveling the wrong way on Whitman Street bridge and hit me head on. I’ve been in the hospital since so I haven’t been able to see my car but I’m sure it’s totaled. Doctors say I have an orbital fracture in my face. Other than that it’s just whiplash to my neck and some bruising to my pelvis and lower back.
Sources are reporting a serious accident in Rockford.
Sources are reporting a head on collision near the Whitman st bridge.
Injuries were being reported, possible life threatening but not confirmed.
Sources said the accident was a head on collision.
Emergency personnel have the area blocked off, avoid the area.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
The Rockford Police Department advises you to AVOID The Whitman Street Bridge (eastbound lanes) due to current traffic accident. The traffic accident on the Whitman Street Bridge will cause traffic backups and detours for the next several hours. Suggested alternate route is north bound onto N. Main Street from Whitman Street, slight right onto Harlem Blvd and east onto Auburn Street to cross east of the Rock River.