BEDFORD PARK, IL- According to the chicago.suntimes.com, fatal car crash took place in the Chicago suburb, Bedford Park on Monday, December 3, 2018, at about 10:23 in the morning. The collision occurred when a vehicle struck another vehicle and then traveled off the road where it then hit a parking pylon.*
The driver of the first vehicle was declared deadby the medical examiner at 10:59 a.m. The cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt force traumas resulting from the collision with a fixed object.
The authorities have identified the victim as 69-year-old Kenneth Baetzal was from the Garfield Ridge neighborhood.
The person driving the other vehicle also sustainedinjuries and was transported to the MacNeal Hospital.
Crashes into fixed objects kill a large number of vehicle crash victims. In most cases, when a driver veers off the road and strikes an object, the driver was speeding, distracted, or was driving under the influence. In some instances, the weather can increase the chances of a vehicle losing control and veering off the road as well.
Fixed objects along the road create risks to drivers and passengers. The largest percentage of fixed object crashes involve vehicles running off the roadway and striking trees. The next most common object to be struck on the roadside is a utility pole.
The best way for vehicle occupants to increase their chances of surviving car accidents is to use their seat belts. Drivers and people in the front seat of vehicles cut their risk of being killed in a car accident by 45 percent by using seatbelts, and therisk of sustaining a serious injury drops by 50 percent as well.
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