Rochelle, IL (April 7, 2020) – A man in Rochelle, Illinois was hospitalized following a two-vehicle rollover on Sunday afternoon, April 5th. Local sources revealed that the crash occurred on IL-38 (Lincoln Highway) east of I-39 at around 2:30 p.m. Authorities reported that Terrence L. Bowers, 55, was traveling east on the highway in a 2017 Dodge Caravan when he attempted to pass a 2013 Hyundai Elantra.
While attempting to pass, Bowers lost control of his vehicle and struck the front of the Hyundai, causing both vehicles to overturn. Bowers was transported to Rochelle Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Hyundai, Bruce D. Ellison, 64, of Loves Park, Illinois, refused treatment of his injuries at the scene.
Bowers was cited for improper lane usage. Local authorities are currently investigating the collision.
Our thoughts are with Terrence L. Bowers and his family at this time. We hope for their full recovery
Illinois Rollover Collisions
When a car is traveling at high speeds, it is vulnerable to turning over even due to a slight impact. Rollovers are incredibly dangerous and are one of the leading contributors to deadly passenger vehicle accidents. 7,600 people were killed in rollovers in 2010 alone.
A majority of crashes are caused by reckless drivers, including rollovers. If the actions of a negligent driver caused an accident, they can be potentially held responsible. Injured parties should contact a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to pursue lost compensation.
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