DECATUR, IL- Wandtv.com writes that a man was killed in a car accident in Decatur on Monday, October 29, 2018. The victim was reportedly ejected from his vehicle in the accident.
The vehicle was the only one involved in the collision according to the Macon County deputies. The crash took place on Greenswitch Road at about 6:11 in the evening.
The victim was identified as Michael D. Smith, 38, of Oreana. Oreana was transported to the Decatur Memorial Hospital where he was declared dead. The victim was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Oreana was administered CPR from a passerby at the scene prior to the arrival of paramedics. The victim was in cardiac arrest by the time he arrived at the hospital. He suffered severe trauma in the crash.
The crash is still being investigated, anddetails about the cause have not yet been released.
Single vehicle crashes cause around twenty percent of all vehicle-related fatalities in the United States. These crashes often involve a car leaving the roadway and striking an object such as a tree or pole,butin other cases,the vehicles flip and roll over.
There are a number of causes for these types of collisions, including speeding, alcohol impairment, drowsy driving, and distracted driving. While single-vehiclecrashes can sometimes result in part from bad weather, slippery roads or curves in the roadway, in most instances these accidents could be prevented by cautious and alert driving.
Drivers should always wear their seatbelts. Vehicle ejections are extremely deadly and far more likely when vehicle occupants are unrestrained.
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