A Bolingbrook fatal car crash occurred Thursday (November 8, 2018) night. This single-vehicle Bolingbrook fatal car crash appears to have involved a loss of vehicle control.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Todd DeTamble, 44, of Plainfield. He died at the accident scene.
According to the Bolingbrook Police Department, the crash happened at approximately 8:15 p.m., just to the south of 1701 Remington Boulevard.
An excerpt regarding the accident, from the November 12 Bolingbrook Patch article titled “Funeral Set For Plainfield Man Killed In Bolingbrook“:
“Vehicle driven by victim was (eastbound on) Frontage into (the) curve at Remington,” police said. “Vehicle left roadway from the curve still (eastbound) into the parkway, struck a ComEd electric pole, rolled, and came to rest in the vacant lot which is north of 1701 Remington.”
As further discussed on the “Will County Loss Of Control Accidents” page, there can be many reasons why a driver may lose control of a vehicle. Among the common reasons are driver distraction, driver error, driving while impaired, and road hazards. Another reason may be that there is a mechanical failure in the vehicle, or another type of failure such as a tire blowout.
A factor that may precipitate a loss of vehicle control is driving at high speed. Driving considerably above the speed limit can increase the possibility that the driver will lose control of the vehicle.
Injuries that occur during a loss of vehicle control can vary. However, it is common for such injuries to be serious in nature – and possibly life-threatening – as a collision at speed often occurs. If the vehicle leaves the roadway due to the loss of control, the vehicle can collide with fixed objects such as trees, utility poles, and other items.
Additional details regarding loss of vehicle control accidents, as well as the Bolingbrook fatal car crash mentioned, can be seen in the sources mentioned above.