Driver Suffers Brain Injury During Car Rollover Accident

Serious brain injuries can happen in a variety of accidents.  On January 6, 2017, a car rollover accident occurred on Interstate 55 in Troy Township, and the driver suffered a brain injury from which he later passed away from.

Rollover accidents often cause serious injuries, especially if the driver is ejected (thrown from) the vehicle, as was the case in this accident.

The accident happened as a northbound car rolled over on I-55.  The accident happened at approximately 11:15, about a mile north of Interstate 80.

The driver was identified as Ricardo Calderon, 23, of Shorewood.  An excerpt from the Joliet Patch article of January 7, 2017, titled “Fatal Crash on I-55- Shorewood Man Killed in Rollover Wreck,” concerning the accident injuries, which included a traumatic brain injury:

Calderon was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. He had reportedly suffered irreversible brain damage and was placed on a ventilator.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, he passed away at Saturday at 8:50 a.m.

An excerpt concerning the cause of the accident, from the January 7, 2016 The Herald-News article titled “Shorewood man killed in I-55 rollover“:

Alcohol and a high rate of speed contributed to the accident, according to state police.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Will County car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch and The Herald-News articles mentioned above.


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