High-Speed Crash In Round Lake Beach Critically Injures Two Drivers

A high-speed crash in Round Lake Beach, which was a “head-on collision,” occurred late Sunday (July 14, 2019) night. This high-speed crash critically injured two drivers.

Details regarding the cause of the crash and other details are somewhat limited at this time. However, police say that one driver was charged with DUI following the accident.

An excerpt regarding this high-speed crash, from the July 15, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “High-speed crash in Round Lake Beach leaves two people in critical condition“:

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. on the 100 block of East Rollins Road, police said.

Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles after one vehicle caught fire.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment of their accident injuries. Both drivers were in critical condition.

One vehicle was a pickup truck and one was a sedan.

The crash investigation continues.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Round Lake Beach high-speed crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 15 Arlington Cardinal article titled “Two drivers in critical condition…” which provided this additional detail regarding the accident scene:

Rescuers on arrival discovered both drivers still inside their vehicles and one vehicle was on fire. Both drivers were extricated by Round Lake FPD firefighter/paramedics and were transported to nearby hospital(s) that were not initially specified by police. The passenger compartment of the pickup truck was severely compressed, and both vehicles were severely damaged. Both drivers were listed in extremely critical condition at the hospital(s). There were no additional passengers.

Additional discussion of “head-on collisions” can be seen on the “Accidents Involving ‘Head-On Collisions’” page. These types of crashes are notable in that they typically result in life-threatening accident injuries. While there can be many reasons why such crashes occur, driver impairment – either by alcohol and/or drugs – is often the main contributing factor.


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