Sources are reporting they saw a high speed police chase in the area of Whitman and Rockton. Suspect vehicle is Silver in color and a plate of or similar to BA44507. Police terminated the chase near Bruce.
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”
NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.
Update from a party that was involved: The other driver was traveling the wrong way on Whitman Street bridge and hit me head on. I’ve been in the hospital since so I haven’t been able to see my car but I’m sure it’s totaled. Doctors say I have an orbital fracture in my face. Other than that it’s just whiplash to my neck and some bruising to my pelvis and lower back.
Sources are reporting a serious accident in Rockford.
Sources are reporting a head on collision near the Whitman st bridge.
Injuries were being reported, possible life threatening but not confirmed.
Sources said the accident was a head on collision.
Emergency personnel have the area blocked off, avoid the area.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
The Rockford Police Department advises you to AVOID The Whitman Street Bridge (eastbound lanes) due to current traffic accident. The traffic accident on the Whitman Street Bridge will cause traffic backups and detours for the next several hours. Suggested alternate route is north bound onto N. Main Street from Whitman Street, slight right onto Harlem Blvd and east onto Auburn Street to cross east of the Rock River.
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Serious Aggravated Battery Scene in Rockford
Around 2:30 pm today several emergency personnel were responding to a serious beating scene. A victim was hit in the head with an object and has stopped breathing. They were able to perform life saving measures on the victim to get them breathing again.
No suspect information, due to the encryption.
It happened in the 1000 block of S Church st in Rockford
The victim was transported to a local ER with life threatening injuries.