Crash Near St. Charles Results In A Car Passenger Being Ejected

There was a crash near St. Charles Sunday (September 23, 2018) in which a teenage passenger was ejected from a car.  This teenager suffered life-threatening injuries.

An excerpt regarding this crash near St. Charles, from the September 23, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Elgin man flown to hospital after crash near St. Charles“:

The teen was the front-seat passenger in a Ford Escape that collided with a Dodge Caravan about 1:15 p.m. at Randall and Red Gate roads, said Pat Gengler, chief deputy and spokesman for the Kane County sheriff’s office. He was airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove with potentially life-threatening injuries.

The Ford was heading south on Randall Road when it turned east onto Red Gate Road, hitting the northbound Dodge that was also turning east, Gengler said. The Dodge had the right of way.

Among the other people injured during this crash near St. Charles was the driver of the Ford Escape, identified as a 17-year-old girl from Elgin.  She was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The driver of the Dodge, a 35-year-old St. Charles man, was treated at the accident scene.

The accident investigation is continuing.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this crash near St. Charles can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the September 23 Batavia Patch article titled “Teen Flown To Hospital Following Crash Near St. Charles.”

[As discussed on the “Seat Belts As A DuPage County Injury Prevention Measure” page, one of the best ways to prevent a vehicle ejection and the potentially severe injuries that result from such an ejection is to wear a seat belt.]

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