UPDATE: Rockford Man Dies After Bike Accident

UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The 71-year-old bicyclist struck by a car Wednesday afternoon has died.

Police say Stanley Smith, of Rockford was headed north on Vista Terrace and crossed into the intersection of West State Street when he was hit by an SUV.

So far, the driver has not been charged. The accident is still under investigation.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- An elderly Rockford man is fighting for his life after he's hit by a SUV while riding his bike.

It all went down around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on West State Street and Vista Terrace. Police say the 71 year-old man was heading north on Vista and collided with a Chevy Trailblazer in the intersection. He was rush to the hospital with serious head and abdominal injuries. The 35 year old driver and her passenger were not hurt. Right now, no charges have been filed and no names are being released pending an investigation.


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