Suspect at large in Rockford hit-and-run

Staff Report

ROCKFORD — Police say a man is still at large after a hit-and-run crash on the city’s far-east side sent three people to the hospital Friday morning.

Police say at around 10:45 a.m., the suspect vehicle, a white SUV, was traveling north on Bell School Road when it ran a stoplight at East State Street and collided with a black westbound car driven by a 44-year-old man.

The SUV continued north, jumped the median and continued in the southbound lanes, police said. It then hit a gray vehicle driven by an 80-year-old man. The suspect exited the SUV and fled the area on foot.

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The driver of the gray car, his his female passenger, and the driver of the black car were transported to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a gray sweatshirt.

Details about the suspect vehicle have not been released as of this report. Anyone with information is urged to call police. R.

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