CHICAGO, IL – According to the chicagotribune.com, two adults and two children suffered injuries in a car accident that took place on the South Side of Chicago when a driver lost control of her vehicle and hit a pole.*
The victims were traveling in a Chevrolet Cavalier when they hit a pole in Avalon Park at about 6:30 in the evening. The drive, a woman who is reportedly about 40-years-old, was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where her condition was said to becritical.
A 29-year-old man in the vehicle was also taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.
The children included a 4-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy. Both were transported to the Comer Children’s Hospital where they were stabilized.
The power in the area around the crash site was shut off because the pole that the vehicle hit was a utility pole, andthe authorities had concerns over the possibility of live wires being on the roadway.
Roadside objects present serious hazards for drivers. It is easy for a vehicle to veer off the road and hit one of these objects at full speed. The object struck more frequently than any other is a tree. Following trees, the next most common object to be involved in run-off-the-road fixed object crashes is a utility pole.
Utility poles create added problems because they often hold electrical wires. When live wires fall onto the roadway, they present a risk of electrocution that puts other victims, other drivers, and those attempting to provide aid in harm’sway. It is important to remain inside of a vehicle if there is a chance that live wires are knocked down in a car crash.
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