Archive for category Crash scene photos

Chicago MVA with Haz Mat Level 1, 3-26-17

This from Steve Redick:

Took in an unusual response yesterday on the outbound JFK Expressway at Kimball. A semi truck struck the retaining wall and went over the side on an elevated portion of the roadway. The cab detached from the frame (which remained dangling over the lower roadway) and fell to the street below. The driver was reported as being pinned with both portions of the wreckage on fire.

The driver had been removed and was enroute to the hospital when I arrived. Reportedly he was not pinned, but as you might imagine seriously injured. I observed some of the recovery operations utilizing the large IDOT wrecker as well as a bit of the Lin-Mar wrecker operations. A haz mat response was also utilized due to leaking fuel and fluids on both the upper and lower portions of the incident.

semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

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Chicago firefighters at semi crash

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker

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firefighter applies foam after crash on highway

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Chicago FD Engine 106

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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semi tractor separated from chassis during crash

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker at work

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MVA in Buffalo Grove, 3-21-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were called to Lake Cook Road and Buffalo Grove Road Tuesday afternoon (3/21/17) for a two-car crash with a reported pin-in.  Arriving companies stabilized one car that knocked down a traffic light and removed the occupant who was transported to an area hospital by Buffalo Grove Ambulance 26. The occupant of the second car was not transported after being evaluated by Long Grove paramedics.

car against pole after crash

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighters remove cribbing at crash site

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26

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Buffalo Grove FD Ambulance 26 and a car against pole after crash

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Buffalo Grove police units blocking a street

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MVA in Buffalo Grove, 3-19-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were called to Buffalo Grove Road near Bernard Drive Sunday morning (3/18/17) for a two-car crash with a reported pin-in.  Arriving companies performed a simple door pop to gain access to the occupant of one of the vehicles that was transported to an area hospital. Two occupants of the second car involved refused transport.

Freightliner ambulance at crash

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fire truck as blocking at crash scene

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two car crash scene

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Firefighters load patient onto Stryker cot

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Stryker ambulance cot wth power load at crash scene

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Crash in Wheeling, 3-13-17

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Hintz and Wolf Roads Monday afternoon (3/13/17) for a two-car crash with extensive damage. One driver was transported to Lutheran General Hospital and the other signed a release at the scene.

heavy damage to car after crash

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Wheeling FD Ambulance 24

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firefighters loading patient onto Stryker cot

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Stryker cot auto load system on ambulance at crash

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heavy damage to cars after crash

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Wheeling FD Engine 23R

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compact car crumpled after crash

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Freightliner M2 ambulance at crash site

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Gene's Towing Century carriers

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Gene's Towing Century carriers

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Fatal MVA in West Chicago, 2-24-17

This from John Tulipano:

EMS Box Alarm for the two-vehicle MVA with a fatality at IL 38 and Fabyan Parkway in West Chicago Friday evening (2/24/17)

firefighters work to free occupants trapped in a car

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firefighters work to free occupants trapped in a car

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firefighters work to free occupants trapped in a car

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firefighters work to free occupants trapped in a car

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aftermath of fatal car crash in West Chicago IL

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aftermath of fatal car crash in West Chicago IL

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aftermath of fatal car crash in West Chicago IL

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firefighter picks up tools after crash

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aftermath of fatal car crash in West Chicago IL

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MVA involving CFD Ambulance 39, 1-6-17

Park Ridge firefighters were called to the scene of a crash Friday morning (1/6/17) involving Chicago FD Ambulance 39 at Belle Plaine and Cumberland. The ambulance was transporting a patient at the time of the accident.

Chicago FD ambulance involved in crash

Park Ridge FD at t he scene of a crash involving CFD Ambulance 39 1/6/17.

Excerpts from theChicagotribune.com:

 No injuries were reported in a crash that involved a Chicago Fire Department ambulance and a sport utility vehicle Friday morning in Park Ridge.

The ambulance, which was transporting a patient, was headed north on Cumberland Avenue around 8:30 a.m. when it hit the SUV at Belle Plaine Avenue, said Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen.

The SUV was headed east on Belle Plaine and it ended up on the lawn of a home at the northeast corner of the intersection, which is four-way stop for traffic.

Jogmen said he was told the ambulance had its lights and sirens activated at the time of the crash. Park Ridge paramedics responded to the scene and completed the transport of the ambulance’s patient.

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Fatal truck crash near Mettawa, 12-23-16

Excerpts from ABC7chicago.com:

One person died and one person was injured early Friday morning in a rollover crash on the Tri-State Tollway at milepost 20 after a tractor-trailer heading west on I-94 lost a wheel around 5:50 a.m. between Everett Road and Route 60 near Mettawa.

The driver lost control, struck a car, hit the concrete median, and overturned. The truck driver was thrown from the cab and died at the scene. The car’s driver was transported with non life-threatening injuries .

wrecked car on tow truck

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Ernie's Wrecker Service

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crushed semi tractor after crash

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Ernie's Wrecker Service

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Ernie's Wrecker Service

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Ernie's Wrecker Service

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Ernie's Wrecker Service

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MVA with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 12-2-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were dispatched for a two-car crash this afternoon (12/2/16) at the intersection of Buffalo Grove Road and Aptakisic short. Two ambulances were requested for the drivers of both cars, one of which needed to have the door opened with a spreader to remove the patient.

Firefighters assist accident victims at crash site

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side impact air bags inflated at crash

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Firefighter uses Holmatro spreader at crash

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Firefighters assist accident victim

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Stryker ambulance cot with Power Load

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Buffalo Groe FD Ambulance 26 Freightliner M2 ambulance

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patient on Stryker cot

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Crash in Buffalo Grove, 11-22-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

One patient was transported to the hospital after a two-car crash at Dundee and Buffalo Grove Roads in Buffalo Grove Tuesday night (11/22/16).

Firefighter/paramedics load crash victim onto a Stryker cot

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Firefighter/paramedics load crash victim onto a Stryker cot

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heavy damage to car after a crash

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Buffalo Grove fire trucks

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One car MVA in Wheeling, 9-23-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling police and fire units were dispatched to 92 George Road just before noon today (9/23/16) for a one-car crash with entrapment. When they arrived, they found a small SUV resting sideways on the support cables for a utility pole in front of the house. The driver was conscious in the vehicle, but unable to get out.

Firefighters stabilized the car and then removed the driver who was transported to the hospital.

A Com Ed crew was requested to evaluate the situation and they determined that there was damage to the pole. After securing the pole with a truck-mounted boom, the two steel cables were cut dropping the car to the ground for removal.

car stuck on utility pole support cables

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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rescue 42 jack stabilizers at work

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rescue 42 jack stabilizers at work

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firefighter works with rescue 42 jack stabilizers

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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lineman secures utility pole

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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car stuck on utility pole support cables

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