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On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at approximately 7:40 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 700 block of Whitman Street for reports of a serious hit-and-run traffic crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.
Preliminary investigations revealed that an 18-year-old male Rockford resident was crossing Whitman Street when he was struck by a westbound vehicle. The vehicle, described as a large, older tan SUV, fled the scene. The pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The Rockford Police Department Traffic Accident Reconstruction team was deployed to the scene. The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.
Whitman Street between Ridge and Winnebago will remain blocked for the next several hours.
Pedestrian Hit By A Vehicle In Rockford.
It happened around 7:45 am this morning in the area of Whitman and Haskell .
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near this location and is laying in the roadway.
Injuries were being reported, unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this.
UPDATE: Life threatening injuries. The victim is a male, possibly a child/teen, via sources. The victim has severe head wounds.
The vehicle fled the scene, no suspect description
Update: RS fan Lightskinn Babiee said: “It Was My 19 Year Old Brother He’s Been In ICU All Day & He Broke His Pelvis Bone In His Hip, His Upper Arm,& The 5th Bone In His Neck & His Face & Head Is Severely Scrapped Up😩He Has Severe Damage To Him But He Is Expected To Pull Through His Surgeries Thanks To Saint Anthony Hospital. Please Keep Us In Yall Prayers & Wish The Best For Us”
Photos below by Pablo Ayala