Vehicle accidents in which one vehicle “rear-ends” another are common. While many of these accidents are due to inattention on the part of one driver, there are many causes for such crashes. Accident injuries can be serious in nature if the accident happens at higher speed. Of the accident injuries that are likely to occur include “whiplash.” Whiplash typically happens to the driver of the vehicle that is “rear-ended,” as that driver is subject to strong and unnatural physical forces that place high amounts of stress on various vulnerable areas such as the neck and spinal column.
There was a two-vehicle crash Friday morning (January 12, 2018) in Elmhurst that involved one vehicle “rear-ending” another vehicle. One person was injured in the crash and hospitalized.
The crash occurred as two vehicles were traveling eastbound on St. Charles Road. The accident involved a van “rear-ending” a truck at the Canadian National railroad tracks, near York High School.
The driver of the van had to be extricated from the vehicle, and was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for medical treatment for what were called “significant” injuries.
The accident investigation continues.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article of January 12, 2018 titled “2-vehicle crash in Elmhurst closes St. Charles Road; 1 injured” as well as the Daily Herald article of January 12 titled “One hurt in Elmhurst crash.”