RPD: TRAFFIC ALERT: E. State Street between Vale and James avenues is shut down in both directions following a serious accident between 2 vehicles. Please avoid the area until further notice. More information to follow when available.
Rollover Accident With Possible Extrication Needed in Rockford
It happened around 8:20 am near State and Calvin Park.
A vehicle has rolled over and is on its roof.
2 extrication units are en route.
Injuries were being reported. Possible multiple injuries
Unknown on the severity of the injuries.
3 ambulances have been dispatched.
Avoid the area or expect delays. E State st is blocked off in both directions.
UPDATE: Sources said the alleged suspect is Daniel Gonzalez.
Update: Witness told us: ” I witnessed the Jeep rear end the Kia on State, then I saw him wipe out the porch of the house off Prospect, before he sped off. The Jeep in the pictures is definitely the same vehicle. The driver was driving erratically, swerving side to side and at very high speeds. I called 911 then went back to the scene of the first accident and gave a statement.”
Sources are reporting a few accidents.
Charles and 20th. Vehicle crashed into a pole. Reports of a vehicle trying to flee and then crashed. Unconfirmed reports are saying the person smelled heavily of alcohol and may be DUI.
Prospect and 2nd, a vehicle crashed into a house and the driver fled the scene.
East State st and Easton Parkway, auto accident.
Note: We been told the scenes at Charles/20th and 2nd/Prospect, might be related. We been told the vehicle hit the house and Prospect and 2nd first, then fled. Then he crashed into the pole at Charles and 20th a short time later.
From a witness:Bad accident at Bell School and State. The white car ran the red light and slammed the black car. The people in the white car fled on foot as far as we know. We stopped as we saw it happen my husband tried to catch them. The person in the black car seemed to have serious injuries and the older couple in the silver car was ok but pretty banged up.
From Rockford police:TRAFFIC ALERT: Please avoid N. Bell School Rd between State and Potawatomi/Argus. NB lanes are shut down and 1 SB lane is also closed due to a serious hit and run investigation. More info to follow as it becomes available.
Approximately 1 AM this morning there was a high-speed police chase on the west side. It happened in the area of Hoarce on the west side.
Police have detained at least one suspect. The suspect was injured somehow during the chase or after the chase and needed medical attention. It is not yet clear on the extent of the injuries at this time.
Rockford police have yet to release any information on this incident.