Mundelein High-Speed Crash Occurs Along Route 45

A Mundelein high-speed crash occurred Wednesday (January 1, 2020) morning. This Mundelein high-speed crash occurred along Route 45 just north of Route 60. One person died in the crash as a result of the two-vehicle collision. The two vehicles involved were a pickup truck and Lincoln MKZ sedan.

Details regarding this Mundelein high-speed crash appear somewhat limited at this time.

This collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the January 1, 2020 Daily Herald article titled “Crash in Mundelein kills 1.”

An excerpt from the article:

According to police, a vehicle traveling south at a high speed on Route 45 struck another vehicle as it attempted to turn into the Burger King at 1520 S. Lake St.

The driver of the pickup truck was allegedly speeding and driving erratically prior to the collision. The driver of the Lincoln sedan, identified as Richard Skloot, 56. of Buffalo Grove died as a result of this Mundelein high-speed crash.

The accident investigation is ongoing, and is being conducted by the Mundelein Police Department with assistance provided by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team. Charges are said to be pending.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Vehicles traveling at high speeds threaten traffic safety. When a vehicle travels at high speed, the possibility of a crash increases for various reasons. As seen in many Lake County accidents summarized on this site, driving at excessive speeds has contributed to many serious injuries, including those that ended with fatalities. In many cases, this negligent driving caused crashes that hurt others not involved in the speeding, such as other motorists or others, such as pedestrians. Some of this high-speed driving occurred due to street racing or drag racing.

Various aspects of the risks of driving at high speeds are discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page. As discussed on that page, traveling at excessive speeds not only increases the likelihood of a crash, but also increases the likelihood that accident injuries will be serious in nature. Various statistics are featured.


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