Route 126 Car Accident Kills Oswego Man Yorkville Accidents

A man died early Friday morning in a single car accident on Identa Road near Yorkville. CBS Chicago reports that this is the fourth recent fatal car accident in Kendall County on Route 126.

The 24-year-old Oswego man who died in Friday failed to negotiate a curve, overcorrected his vehicle, and then drove off of the other side of the road. The car then became airborne when he crashed into a culvert and rolled at least once.

Four aspects of this car crash are common in many Illinois crashes:

  1. Young driver: car accidents are the leading killer of Illinois teens and young adults. Young drivers are more likely to speed and engage in negligent driving habits such as texting while driving.
  2. Lack of seatbelt use: using a seatbelt is the single most important safety measure a driver can take. Individuals who fail to wear seatbelts are likely to be thrown from a car and die of blunt force injuries. In this case, the young Oswego man was not buckled in at the time of the crash and was ejected.
  3. Alcohol: drunk driving is suspected as a contributing factor in this crash. Drunk driving is a problem for drivers of all genders and ages, but young men are statistically more likely to be involved in a drunk driving crash than other demographics.
  4. Overcorrection: This accident primarily happened when the driver overcorrected his vehicle and ran off of the road. Overcorrections, or “over-steering” accidents are common. Overcorrecting happens when a driver steers too dramatically and loses control of his or her vehicle. Overcorrected vehicles are likely to roll and often hit oncoming traffic.