Accident Injuries In Unincorporated Willowbrook Route 83 Crash

There was a DuPage County vehicle crash involving accident injuries on Thursday evening (May 3, 2018.)  The accident was on Illinois Route 83 in unincorporated Willowbrook.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the May 3, 2018 Darien Patch article titled “Traffic Crash Closes Route 83“:

Illinois Route 83 was closed Thursday evening between Bluff Road and Archer Avenue in unincorporated Willowbrook due to a traffic crash with injuries. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office said it and the Tri-State Fire Protection District handled the crash.

Two drivers were taken to hospitals for medical treatment.  The type and extent of their accident injuries were not disclosed.

As discussed on the “Getting A Medical Exam After A DuPage County Accident” page, there are various medical and legal reasons for getting a thorough medical exam after being involved in a vehicle accident.  There are many types of accident injuries that can occur during a crash, as further discussed on the “Injuries Resulting From Various Types Of DuPage County Accidents” page.  While some of types of physical trauma will be immediately apparent after the crash, in some cases a person can be seriously hurt and not be aware of the seriousness of their medical condition.  This is especially the case for brain trauma (TBI), various types of internal bleeding, and other adverse medical conditions.  There have been many examples of accidents in the Chicago area where someone was involved in an accident and didn’t think they were seriously injured at the time.  However, after a while symptoms developed and the seriousness of the medical condition became apparent.

In some cases, if immediate medical care is not received the untreated accident injuries can become life-threatening in nature.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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