Car crashes in which a loss of control happens often result in serious accident injuries. Often, a loss of vehicle control leads to the vehicle leaving the roadway, at which point it can hit a tree or other fixed object.
As discussed on the “Cook County Loss Of Control Accidents” page, there are many reasons that a driver can lose control of a vehicle. One such common reason is that the driver is distracted. “Distracted driving” – even if done for only a short period of time – can potentially lead to a loss of vehicle control and an accident with injuries. While there are many actions that can lead to the driver being inattentive while driving, a common reason for such inattentiveness is mobile phone use, especially for texting.
There was a South Lake Shore Drive car crash early Tuesday (April 10, 2018) morning. Details on the accident appear limited at this time. The cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.
An excerpt regarding the crash, from the April 10, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man injured in crash on Lake Shore in Hyde Park“:
The 25-year-old man was driving a Honda Civic southbound at 2:02 a.m. in the 5300 block of South Lake Shore Drive, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police.
The car struck the median and a light pole. The driver was taken to Northwestern Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries. The injuries were not considered to be life-threatening in nature.
Additional details concerning this South Lake Shore Drive car crash can be seen in the sources mentioned above.