81-year-old man sent to hospital after crash near downtown Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- An 81-year-old man was sent to the hospital with serious injuries after crash near downtown Rockford on Tuesday.

Police say the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. near Jefferson and East State Street.

A silver Pontiac was changing lanes when it collided with a silver Prius, according to police. One of the cars had flipped over.

The victim's injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening, according to police.

Police say the other driver, an 18-year-old man, was issued citations, but not hurt.