A fatal Avon Township vehicle collision occurred Wednesday (January 20, 2021) morning. This fatal Avon Township vehicle collision involved a Subaru WRX and Toyota Tundra. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies began traveling to the accident scene at approximately 9:05 a.m. The accident occurred on Rollins Road, just east of Drury Lane.
An excerpt regarding the fatal collision, from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release of January 20, 2021 titled “Fatal Avon Township Traffic Crash“:
Preliminary investigation shows a 2004 Subaru WRX, driven by an 18-year-old male of Round Lake Beach, was traveling westbound on Rollins Road. Based on the damage at the scene, it appears the driver of the Subaru was traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Subaru lost control of the vehicle and went into a slide. The Subaru struck an eastbound 2008 Toyota Tundra, driven by a 36-year-old male of McHenry.
Upon impact, the driver of the Subaru was ejected from the vehicle. He was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was uninjured.
The driver of the Subaru was later identified as Diego Estrada, 18, of Round Lake Beach. At the time of the crash he was wearing a seat belt.
This fatal Lake County collision remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Avon Township vehicle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above.
The hazards of driving a vehicle at excessive speeds is further discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page. As mentioned on that page, statistics indicate that driving at excessive speed is a cause for a significant percentage of vehicle accidents. As well, the faster a vehicle is driven the more likely any injuries resulting from an accident will be of greater severity.
Driving at excessive speeds also can cause or contribute to a loss of vehicle control, which can happen for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are due to the actions of the driver; however, there are many reasons why such a loss of control can occur due to reasons beyond the driver’s control.
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