Around 7:49 am this morning the RFD were dispatched to the Chestnut st Bridge. Scanner traffic is saying a vehicle has rolled over at the bridge, near the west side of the bridge. Injuries are being reported. This is still developing, so it is not known on the severity of the injuries. Also unknown if anyone is trapped. Please avoid the area or expect delays.
Update: They said they are on scene of a two car rollover accident.
Rockford Scanner Fan Amy Hungness:
“My daughter who is 16 was in an extremely scary roll over/ head over heels flipping single vehicle accident last night on bypass 20 heading eastbound between Pecatonica Winnebago. She swerved to avoid a deer and lost control. She was alone in the car and had never been in an accident before. The reason I would like you to post something is to throw out a thank you to the passers-by that stopped and comforted my girl. Thankfully my daughter was able to walk away with minor injuries. She said six separate vehicles stopped. One woman embraced my daughter and calmed her until emergency personal arrived. Another man called me to let me know what happened and assured me she was alright. Emergency crews arrived within minutes and were wonderful. I would love to send out a personal thank you to the woman that went above and beyond a good Samaritan and showed my daughter compassion during such a traumatic experience. I am sure the people that stopped shared their story of what they experienced and that there may be someone that could read a post on your site and they could let her know how truly thankful I am. If this is something you are unable or unwilling to do I understand and thank you for taking time out of your night to read this. If you are willing to share a thank you for me the accident happened last night, Fri at just before 8 pm eastbound bypass 20 just before Keith Rd. ”
UPDATE: Confirmed fatal accident
Last night around midnight there was a serious accident near Fischer Rd near S Beloit. Scanner traffic said someone was ejected out of the vehicle that rolled over and had life threatening injuries and may be possibly passed away. The police asked for the crime scene unit to the scene. No other information is available.
Several Rockford Scanner fans are reporting a rollover accident near E State st and Prospect this afternoon. Injuries were reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Avoid the area or expect delays.
Photos of the accident are posted on our Facebook Page