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Crash with entrapment in Hampshire, 11-2-18

From the Hampshire FPD:

We responded to a vehicle accident vs tree with heavy damage on Harmony north of Kelley Road earlier this afternoon (11/2/18). One patient was extricated and transported to an Elgin hospital with serious injuries. We received mutual aid from Burlington and Pingree Grove Fire Protection Districts as we had multiple calls in progress.

 

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Technical Rescue in Lansing, 9-11-18

This from Brad Steinweg:

Tuesday morning, a driver fell asleep at the wheel and slammed his semi into an apartment building in the 18400 block of S. Torrence AVE. Divisions 19, 24 & 27 responded with tech rescue teams. No fatalities, extrication of the driver took around an hour. 

 
-Brad S. 

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Crash with entrapment in Wheeling, 7-21-18

Wheeling police and firefighters were dispatched to a multi-car crash with entrapment on Milwaukee Avenue at Hintz Road Saturday afternoon (7/21/18) around 2PM. On arrival, companies found three vehicles with heavy damage. One vehicle had three occupants requiring extrication. Wheeling Battalion 24 requested Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Squad 51 and a total of six ambulances to the scene in addition to Wheeling Engines 23 and 42 that were already at the scene. in addition to Prospect Heights 901, Engine 39, and Battalion 9. 

Seven patients were transported from the scene several of which were in serious condition. Northfield Squad 29, Des Plaines Engine 61, Deerfield-Bannockburn Ambulance 19, and Long Grove  Ambulance 55 covered the Wheeling stations.

 

Firefighters work to extricate victims after a crash

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Aurora Fire Department news

This from Dave Weaver:

5/16/18 AURORA – Aurora Fire Dept. Medic 1 Involved in T-Bone Crash with Minivan, 9 Injured, Mostly Children Galena Blvd. and West St. – Video by Dave Weaver

 

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

At least 11 people were taken to area hospitals Wednesday afternoon after a minivan and an Aurora Fire Department ambulance collided at Galena Boulevard and West Street.

Aurora police said the ambulance, which had a patient inside, had its lights and sirens activated and was heading west on Galena. It T-boned the minivan, which was traveling south on West.

In the minivan along with the driver was a 27-year-old female passenger, 1-year-old twin boys, and other children 4, 6, 12, and 13 years old. One of the 1-year-old boys and the 12-year-old are being transferred to a Chicago hospital for serious head wounds.

The two Aurora Fire Department paramedics and the patient in the ambulance were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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Rollover MVA in Highland Park, 4-23-18

This from Max Weingardt:

Car rollover at 143 Skokie Valley RD around 4:00

car rollover on it's roof

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Highland Park FD Ambulance 32

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Highland Park FD Battalion 33

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Highland Park FD Squad 33

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Highland Park FD Squad 33

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One-car crash in Wheeling, 4-17-18

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to 250 W. Dundee Road Tuesday afternoon (4/17/18) for a reported crash with entrapment. Chief 2400 was first on the scene in front of the post office and reported an SUV off the road and into a tree. The single occupant of the car was injured. Witnesses at the post office reported the SUV sideswiping another vehicle before crashing through a chainlink fence and striking a tree head-on.

Northbrook Ambulance 10 transported the patient to the hospital. Wheeling 2400, 2401, Battalion 24, Engine 23R, Engine 42, and Truck 24 were at the scene.

Firefighters attend to car crash victim

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One-car crash in Buffalo Grove, 4-11-18

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were sent to Mill Creek Drive and Greenridge Road Wednesday afternoon (4/11/12) for a car vs tree with entrapment. Upon arrival there was one patient that was not trapped in the car. Palatine Ambulance 82, Buffalo Grove Tower 25, and Battalion 4 were at the scene.

one-car crash with a tree in Buffalo Grove

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one-car crash with a tree in Buffalo Grove

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Firefighters remove patient from crash to gurney

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MVA with EMS Box Alarm in Buffalo Grove, 4-11-18

A four-vehicle crash Thursday night (4/11/18) at McHenry Road and Lake-Cook Road in Buffalo Grove involved the extrication of one driver and required an EMS Box Alarm to handle all the patients. Ten people were ultimately transported to area hospitals via ambulances from six fire departments. Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Palatine, Long Grove, Lake Zurich, and Palatine Rural FPD ambulances were at the scene along with fire suppression companies from Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, and the Prospect Heights FPD.

Firefighter/paramedics remove victim after car crash

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Firefighter/paramedics remove victim after car crash

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car crash in Buffalo Grove

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Buffalo Grove FD Engine 26 on scene at night

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car crash in Buffalo Grove

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car crash in Buffalo Grove

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Buffalo Grove FD Tower 25 and Arlington Heights FD Engine 4

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car crash in Buffalo Grove

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MVA in Prospect Heights, 4-5-18

Prospect Heights and Wheeling units were dispatched to Milwaukee Avenue and Apple Drive Wednesday afternoon for a rollover crash with possible entrapment. All occupants were out of the vehicles when companies arrived and each signed a medical release. Prospect Heights 900, 901, Engine 9, Ambulance 9, Ambulance 39, Wheeling Truck 24, and Ambulance 24 were all on the initial dispatch.

SUV on its side after crash

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SUV on its side after crash

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police officers and Firefighters roll car onto the wheels

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police officers and Firefighters roll car onto the wheels

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police officers and Firefighters roll car onto the wheels

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police officers and Firefighters roll car onto the wheels

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police officers and Firefighters roll car onto the wheels

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One-car MVA in Wheeling, 4-2-18

Wheeling and Prospect Heights firefighters were sent to 100 E. Palatine Road Monday afternoon for a reported crash. This address is on the westbound Palatine frontage road east of the railroad tracks. Upon arrival, firefighters were directed to a car that had left the roadway and traveled down an embankment coming to rest underneath the railroad bridge. The car’s sole occupant, with apparently non life-threatening injures, was unable to get out. After forcing open a door, the patient was carried up the embankment on a backboard and transported to an area hospital. The car was then winched back up onto the road. Train traffic was halted in the area for roughly 30 minutes while firefighters and then tow operators worked beneath the rail bridge.  

car under the railroad bridge in Wheeling IL

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Gene's Towing winching a car

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car under the railroad bridge in Wheeling IL

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car under the railroad bridge in Wheeling IL

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Gene's Towing winching a car

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scene where car left the road

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rail bridge underpass with debris

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