On Friday night, October 9th, 62-year-old Craig Reed died in a single-vehicle collision near Toulon, Illinois. The car accident report disclosed that the man was driving on Highway 6 near CR-450N.
The report stated that the vehicle crossed the centerline of the roadway for unknown reasons and veered off it around 8:30 p.m. The car then rolled over multiple times, ejecting Reed. He died at the scene, and medics pronounced him.
The Stark County Coroner’s Office said that the victim died from blunt force trauma injuries. The causes of the crash remain under investigation.
Traffic accidents happen for otherwise avoidable reasons, and road users must do all they can to avoid collisions. To achieve this, drive within the speed limit, bearing in mind that as speed increases, the more difficult it is to apply the brakes.
When driving during adverse weather conditions like snow and rain, apply the brakes slowly to prevent the car’s loss of control. Avoid “No Zone” areas with trucks and buses as they have blind spots and may not see smaller vehicles.
When traveling on a multiple lane highway, keep in mind that most left lanes are only for passing. Thus, if not actively overtaking a vehicle, allow others to pass, and when turning or exiting, use the designated signs.
When approached by an emergency vehicle, pull to the right shoulder of the roadway, and stop. Don’t talk on the cellphone, don’t drink and drive, and don’t run red lights or try to beat the yellow light.
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