Road Hazard Causes Route 53 Accident Injury In Elk Grove Village

Road hazards continue to be a significant cause of car accidents and car accident injuries.  These road hazards can take many different forms, and can include such things as deteriorated road surfaces (including substantial potholes and major ruts) as well as ice on the roadway.  Other types of road hazards include items that fall off of other vehicles, such as objects falling off of trucks that then hit vehicles traveling behind the truck.

Another form of road hazard is when tires or wheels fall of one vehicle, which then strike another vehicle.  Loose tires and wheels can present a substantial danger to motorists, as they can roll at high speeds, and their weight can be substantial.

A recent accident on Route 53 in Elk Grove Village highlights the dangers that a lost tire can present to other vehicles.  The accident happened on Friday evening (October 14, 2016) .

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of October 14, 2016, titled “Woman injured in crash that stops Route 53 traffic“:

A pickup towing a trailer that was traveling north on Route 53 between Higgins and Biesterfield roads around 6:40 p.m. lost a rear wheel, according to Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village fire officials. The tire crossed into the southbound lanes and hit the woman’s car; she was taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center with unspecified injuries. The trailer flipped on its side, blocking the northbound lanes.

The October 15 Arlington Cardinal article (“Woman seriously injured…“) says that the tire “hit a 30-year-old woman in the head.”

The driver of the pickup truck was treated at the accident scene.

As seen in an accident scene photo (such as that seen in the abc7chicago.com article of October 15, titled “1 injured after tire flies off truck, smashes windshield of SUV in northern suburbs“) the damage to the SUV appears to be substantial.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this accident caused by a road hazard can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald, Arlington Cardinal, and abc7chicago.com articles mentioned above.

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