An elderly man died on July 12th following a car crash in Wheaton. The accident occurred when the elderly man attempted to make a turn and another car hit the driver’s side of the elderly man’s car. The victim was immediately taken to a local hospital but unfortunately was unable to recover from his personal injuries. At this point in the investigation, which is still underway, the DuPage County police has not arrested anyone or issued any citations in connection with the fatal car crash. According to My Suburban Life, the portion of the road where the crash occurred was closed for about three hours while the scene was being investigated. To read more about this tragic Wheaton accident, please click on this link.
While it is still unknown what caused this tragic accident, many times in accidents that involve elderly drivers the drivers may be unable to react as quickly as they once could which may place them in serious danger in driving situations where they must act quickly so as not to be struck by another vehicle. Illinois accident attorneys remind elderly drivers to always make sure that you have a vision and hearing test regularly and never drive with an expired license. Additionally, if as an elderly driver you ever feel, in any sense, that you are no longer comfortable on the road or that you may not be able to handle certain driving conditions, please make sure to ask for a ride and never drive in a situation that makes you feel unsafe.