FAYETTE COUNTY, IL- Effinghamdailynews.com reports that a 22-year-old man was airlifted to St. John’s Hospital following a serious car accident that occurred on Sunday, July 8, 2018.
The driver, Eric C. Gurtner of Brownstown was driving south on Fayette County Road 1200 E when he lost control of his 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. The vehicle veered off of the roadway and went into a ditch on the right side of the road before hitting an embankment. The Camaro went airborne when it hit the embankment and Gurtner was thrownfrom the vehicle. The Camero flipped over and landed on a fence.
According to data released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), single-vehiclecrashes caused 55% of motor vehicle fatalities in 2016. In Illinois specifically, collisions involving one car caused 53% of motor vehicle deaths. Most of these deadly crashes involve a vehicle leaving the roadway, and often flipping.
In many cases, single-vehicle collisions are the result of driver error, and can, therefore, be avoidedby cautious and responsible driving. The best ways to decrease your chances of being in a single-vehicle crash are to avoid the most common dangerous driving behaviors. Speed is often a factor in these crashes, so its wise to drive within the speed limit, and possibly below the speed limit if weather and road conditions warrant a slower speed. You should also avoid drinking and driving. Alcohol frequently plays a part in single-vehiclecrashes. Drivers who are drowsy are at a higher risk of rolling off the road, as are distracted drivers. By making sure that you are alert behind the wheel, you will significantly decrease your chances of a single-vehicle crash.
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