Online Staff Report
Rockford Police and Fire departments responded to a three-vehicle crash at North Perryville Roada and Olde Creek Road around 3:45 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17. Initial investigation showed a Chevy van and a Ford sedan were southbound on North Perryville and stopped in the turn lane to travel east on Olde Creek Road when the Ford was rear-ended by the driver of a Nissan pickup truck.
Four of the five occupants of all vehicles were transported to local area hospitals for treatment of various injuries. The rear-seat passenger of the Ford, a 71-year-old female, had to be extricated from the vehicle. This female was transported to a local hospital, and is in critical condition. The remainder of the occupants are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, two of which are being hospitalized.
At this time, alcohol is not a factor in this accident. It appears the driver of the pickup truck suffered a medical event that resulted in the accident.
The Rockford Police Department’s Traffic Investigation unit is reconstructing the accident. This investigation is ongoing.
Posted Nov. 18, 2014