Man in his 80's suffers life-threatening injuries after a rollover accident

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Police investigate after a man in his 80's is involved in a rollover accident on Forest Hills Road Sunday afternoon and now suffers life-threatening injuries.

Police said the accident happened near the Mondelez Gum Factory around 3:45 on Sunday. Officials said only one man was in the car at the time of the crash, that man was then taken to a local hospital for life-threatening injuries.

Police said the car that rolled over was traveling northbound when it lightly hit another vehicle causing it to travel over the median and flipping onto its hood.

Rockford Police are reconstructing the accident to determine exactly what happened.

Police say this area of Forest Hills Road is blocked off for the time being and drivers should plan to use alternate routes. Officials say it will reopen around 9 or 10 Sunday night.

We will bring you more information on this incident as it becomes available.