“Head-On” Collision In Oakbrook Terrace Injures Five People

There are various reasons that “head-on” collisions occur.  As discussed on the “DuPage County Accidents Involving ‘Head-On Collisions’” page, there can be many reasons why such crashes occur.  While many such accidents involve a car “crossing the center line” and colliding with an oncoming vehicle, other such crashes involve (substantial) driver impairment.

This driver impairment can be caused by many factors; however, driving after drinking (i.e. “drunk driving”) continues to be a leading factor.

This driver impairment has led to various “wrong-way driver” accidents in the Chicago area, including many that have led to serious injuries and fatalities.

Two drivers have been charged with DUI regarding a recent accident in Oakbrook Terrace, which involved a “head-on” collision.  The accident occurred on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

An excerpt regarding the collision, from the Chicago Tribune article of August 31, 2017, titled “Head-on crash in Oakbrook Terrace leads to DUI charges – for both drivers” as well as the August 30 Daily Herald article titled “Both drivers in Oakbrook Terrace crash charged with DUI.”

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article:

Authorities said Sean Maroney, a 20-year-old Ohio resident, was driving into oncoming traffic on the wrong side of Roosevelt Road when he crashed head-on into a car driven by a Lombard woman.

Both Maroney as well as the other driver and three other vehicle occupants were hurt and hospitalized for treatment of their accident injuries.  These accident injuries were considered to be “non-life threatening” in nature.

Additional details can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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