UPDATE: Hit and Run Suspect Sentenced

UPDATE: The suspect in a fatal hit and run accident that killed a local father last summer was sentenced this morning to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office says Amjed Alsadun accepted a plea deal for the death of 36-year-old Brent Busby. Busby was killed last September when he was hit on his motorcycle near South Main Street and Marchesano.

Alsadun was arrested shortly after and has been in jail ever since, which is knocking almost a year off his sentence.

Busby's sister says nine more years isn't enough and her family is devastated.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- There are new developments in recent fatal hit and run accident. Rockford police arrested the man they say left a local father to die on the side of the road.

The family is devastated by the loss of Brent and, although they are relieved someone is in custody, they say it will not bring him back.

25-year-old Amjed Al-Sadun made his first court appearance this afternoon. Keep in mind, this was also the first time Busby's family had a chance to see the man police believe is responsible for their loved one's death.

Investigators say the suspect left the 36-year-old to die after a motorcycle accident involving his girlfriend’s car near South Main Street and Marchesano on Septemeber 9th. Police say Busby was under the influence and was not wearing a helmet during the crash. His family says he was lying on the side of the road by himself, before a woman stopped to help.

"He just left him there and that is the most frustrating thing. Five minutes could have changed something and maybe if the guy never left, my brother may still be here," said Cheri Ward, the victim’s sister.

Family members stress that Brent was at a poker run earlier in the night, but not at the time of the crash. The event ended at around 6:30 p.m. while the crash happened at around 2:00 a.m. They also say this is the first time they have ever heard of Brent riding his bike without a helmet, they were told that it could have saved his life.

The suspect is charged with failure to report an accident involving death after leaving the scene. He's also charged with driving on a revoked license. Police say they tracked down pieces from the scene to find the suspect.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) – After a hit and run accident on September 9th, killed motorcycle rider, 36-year-old Brent Busby, Rockford police have arrested 25-year-old Amjed Al-Sadun.

Al-Sadun was charged with failure to report an accident involving death after leaving the scene and driving while driver’s license is revoked. Bond was set at $500,000.

The accident occurred at the intersection of South Main and Marchesano road. Busby died as a result of his injuries from the crash.


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