Chicago, IL (July 17, 2020) – A rollover crash resulted in a man suffering injuries. Local sources revealed that the accident occurred in the Gold Coast area of Chicago. Emergency responders arrived at the scene of the crash, which was reported to be at the 1100 block of North Lake Shore Drive. Local sources revealed that three vehicles were involved in the crash.
Reports from authorities indicated that the accident took place late on Wednesday night, July 15. At around 10:40 p.m., a man driving a Kia Sportage collided with two other vehicles while traveling on North Lake Shore Drive. The two other vehicles were reportedly slowing down to avoid another minor collision on the roadway. The man driving the Kia failed to notice in time and struck both these vehicles, causing his car to overturn.
The injured party was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. It is believed that his injuries were non-life-threatening. The cause of the accident has not yet been disclosed by local authorities.
No further details on the crash have been provided. Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the crash, and more information will be reported as the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rollover Accidents in Chicago
Rollover crashes are some of the most catastrophic types of collisions possible on the road. Rollovers have a significantly higher fatality rate than other types of crashes, including head-on crashes and sideswipes. There were nearly 9.1 million passenger vehicle, SUV, pickup truck, and van accidents reported in 2010. Of these accidents, only 2.1% involved in a rollover collision. However, that same year, nearly 35% of reported passenger-vehicle fatalities involved rollover accidents. In 2010 alone, a reported 7,600 people were killed in rollover crashes. That is more than 20 people dying daily in rollover collisions. Of those who lost their lives in rollovers that year, 69% were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
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