Rockford man faces charges in April 28 hit-and-run on West State

David McCoy
David McCoy

Online Staff Report

David McCoy, 33, of Rockford, has been arrested after attempting to flee officers April 28 and being involved in a hit-and-run that left another driver in serious condition.

The incident occurred around 10:20 p.m., Monday, April 28.

A Rockford police officer, driving a marked squad car, attempted to stop McCoy’s Chevrolet Tahoe at West Street and Blake Street for a traffic violation. McCoy, however, did not stop, and continued to travel southbound on West Street. He then traveled two blocks and did not stop for a stop sign at Morgan Street.

McCoy’s Tahoe struck a Pontiac Bonneville that was westbound on Morgan Street. The impact caused both vehicles to come to rest in a yard on the southwest corner of the intersection.

McCoy exited the Tahoe and fled on foot. The officer went to the Bonneville and located a sole male driver unresponsive. Rockford Fire Department responded and transported the driver of the Bonneville to a local hospital, where he is still listed in serious condition.

The incident was followed up by the Rockford Police Traffic Unit and reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. May 1, an arrest warrant was obtained for McCoy.

McCoy has been charged with failure to report an accident involving personal injury after leaving the scene, driving while driver’s license is revoked, and disobeying a traffic control device. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

Posted May 2, 2014

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