Sources are reporting an unknown scene in downtown Rockford.
Police are with a vehicle that appears to have crashed near Jefferson and Main. The vehicle appears to have possibly crashed into the pole. The vehicle is sideways, next to the pole. Police are on scene, and no citizens are on scene, so it is unknown where the driver is.
Unknown if it is related: On the 3rd floor of the parking garage, that is approx. 50 feet North from the vehicle scene. A male in his 50’s has a hip injury. If it is related to the vehicle scene, it is unclear how the person made it to the 3rd floor of the parking deck. The victim in this incident was transported to a local ER.
RPD talked to WTVO but refused to talk to Rockford Scanner. We called the media line, the man on the other end did not identify himself and said he wasn’t going to release any information to us.
So we can only run the information that IS provided to us. And that is a White vehicle hit 2 pedestrians near the Mcdonalds on W Riverside. One victim has died. He is approx 25 years old. The other s in serious condition. He is approx 40 years old. We were told by witnesses the white vehicle hit the 2 pedestrians, dragging one of the victims for some length, before pulling over into the parking lot of the Mcdonalds. We can confirm the blood on the pavement where the initial impact was, was some distance to where the victim ended up. The victims shoe was in the roadway some distance away from the initial impact scene as well.
Again, RPD has refused to talk to Rockford Scanner, so we can not confirm anything at this time. If the RPD chooses to release any information, we will update this later on.
They are doing CPR on one of the victims. Life threatening injuries are being reported on one of the victims. The victim is a male approx. 25 years old.
Sources are reporting several emergency personnel working a scene in Rockford. It happened just before 9 pm tonight near W Riverside near the Mcdonalds (Near N Main)
Reports of one vehicle that has struck two pedestrians.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries at this time.
Reports of the vehicle that has hit the pedestrians, has stayed on scene.