Rockdale, IL (August 5, 2020) – On Monday night, August 3, a woman suffered life-threatening injuries after a collision in Rockdale. The woman was reportedly involved in a crash with a Will County Sheriff’s Office vehicle that left her pinned underneath her sport-utility vehicle. According to local reports, the accident happened that evening near the intersection of Morris Street and Meadow Avenue at around 9:27 p.m.
The deputy involved in the crash was uninjured, but his vehicle reportedly sustained significant damage. Deputies and officials from the Rockdale Police Department rendered aid to the occupants of the vehicle that overturned in the crash. An emergency helicopter was called to the scene to transport the injured victim to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois.
The woman was reportedly still breathing at the scene, but no updates on her condition have been provided at this time. The SUV was reportedly traveling through the intersection when it was involved in the crash with the police vehicle. The five other passengers in the vehicle did not sustain serious injuries.
No further updates on the accident are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being conducted by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Intersection Collisions
Traveling through a congested intersection can be particularly dangerous. Despite the fact that intersections only make up a small minority of roadways in the United States, they are the location of a significant portion of reported vehicle collisions. Data from the Federal Highway Administration reveals that intersections are the site of nearly 40% of reported crashes, with more than 2.5 million intersection collisions taking place each year. Intersections are the location of nearly half of crashes resulting in injuries and one-quarter of fatal accidents. The majority of intersection collisions involve drivers making left-hand turns.
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