He is 53 year-old Michael Jackson. On Tuesday, around 8:38pm, Rockford Police and Fire Departments responded to the 3100 block of 9th Street after Jackson was hit by a car. Officers found him trapped underneath a BMW. The driver says he didn't see Jackson lying down until it was too late. Investigators say there's no indication the driver was impaired or driving at excessive speeds. No charges are expected to be issued against the driver.
As for Jackson, he's in critical, but stable condition. He suffered some bone fractures and burns.