Driver Injured in Crash with Semi in Rock Falls


On Wednesday, May 3rd, at approximately 1:07pm Rock Falls Police were dispatched to the intersection of East Rock Falls Road (Route 30) and Industrial Park Road for a motor vehicle crash. Preliminary investigation determined a commercial semi-tractor with trailer was stopped on Eastbound Route 30, waiting to turn left onto Industrial Park Road, when an eastbound Ford Ranger failed to stop and struck the rear of the trailer.

The driver of the Ford Ranger sustained significant injuries and was extricated from the vehicle by Rock Falls and Sterling Fire Department personnel. He was transported to CGH Medical Center and later transferred by helicopter to OSF St. Anthony in Rockford. Investigation of the crash required the closure of Route 30 between Route 40 and McNeil Road for several hours.

The names of the drivers will be released at a later time.

Rock Falls Police were assisted by Illinois State Police, Illinois Department of Transportation, Rock Falls Fire Department, Sterling Fire Department, and CGH Ambulance.

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