There was a Bloomingdale car rollover accident Sunday (October 21, 2018) afternoon. The crash involved two vehicles, and resulted in at least one person being injured and taken to the hospital.
Details regarding this Bloomingdale car rollover accident appear limited at this time. The cause of the two-vehicle accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.
According to authorities, the crash happened at Schick Road and Gary Avenue.
One driver was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of accident injuries.
The accident remains under investigation, and the DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting in the investigation.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Bloomingdale car rollover accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 21, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “At least 1 injured in Bloomingdale rollover crash” as well as the October 21 Naperville Patch article (with accident scene photos) titled “Rollover Crash Injures 2.”
As discussed on the “DuPage County Vehicle Rollover Accidents” page, while there are many reasons as to why a vehicle may roll over, there are a few common characteristics. Among common characteristics that may increase the probability of a car rollover is excessive speed as well as if the vehicle leaves the roadway. An excerpt from the car rollover page, with regard to the importance of wearing a seat belt:
As with any other type of crash, wearing a seatbelt is one way to reduce the possibility of experiencing serious injury. This is especially so with rollover accidents, as one of the most adverse outcomes is if a occupant is ejected (i.e. thrown) from the vehicle. Often, such ejections lead to serious accident injuries, if not fatalities.
Other safety measures for potentially preventing rollover crash injuries include air bags and other technologies like stability control and ABS systems.