Rockford Scanner: Sources are reporting an accident that has caused evacuations



Sources are reporting an accident that has caused evacuations. 


From the BPD:
Update: The gas has been shut off. Please give it about 30 minutes for Alliant Energy to continue to work in the area.

If you’re waiting to get back in your home, you can meet at the old Brother Dutton building at 717 Hackett St.

The investigation showed that both drivers were cooperative and showed no signs of impairment. One driver may have had a brake issue, causing the driver to not stop at the stop sign; that driver was traveling at a slow rate of speed. The other driver appears to have been speeding when the collision occurred, sending one vehicle into the gas main and causing minor damage to the house. Both drivers were cited.
One driver was transported to a local emergency room for non-life threatening injuries.

Update: We are now evacuating the 700 block of Hackett and the 700 block of Moore. Please avoid the area while Alliant Energy works to turn off the gas.

Original: We are on scene of an accident where a vehicle damaged a house in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue.
The 700 block of Lincoln Avenue is being evacuated due to a gas leak that also ongoing.
Please avoid the area at this time. We will update when we have more details.



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