Archive for category Crash scene photos

Car into a building in Buffalo Grove, 9-1-17

Buffalo Grove firefighters and police were called to 400 W. Dundee Road Friday morning (9/1/17) for a car into t he building. Upon arrival, units found an SUV that had destroyed the glass store front while causing no structural damage to the building. The car’s driver was uninjured and had moved the vehicle into the parking lot.

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car into a store in Buffalo Grove

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School bus crash in Prospect Heights, 8-29-17

This from the Prospect Heights Fire District:

At 14:42 hours on 8/29/17, Prospect Heights companies were dispatched for a crash at the intersection of Wildwood Drive West and Stonegate West. RED Center reported an auto had collided with a school bus. Chief 901 arrived and reported an occupied school bus was off the road and the auto had heavy damage and was still occupied. The initial dispatch was upgraded to a pin-in response and two additional ambulances were sent by RED Center based on reports from callers. PH companies used a Hurst eDraulics tool to open one door. A9 and A39 each transported patients. A23 and Tanker 9 evaluated all the bus passengers; none were injured. The school principal reported to the scene and took possession of the children who were transferred to another bus. No other hazards were present. Companies on scene: A9, A39, E9, Tanker 9 (was on the air for drill), Wheeling A23, 901, and 900.

cras scene with school bus

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Prospect Heights firefighters free driver from a car

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MVA with a motorcycle in Wheeling, 5-30-17

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Dundee and Schoenbeck Roads Tuesday evening (5/30/17) for a crash involving a car and motorcycle. The motorcycle carried two people who were lying in the street when the police arrived. Both were transported to the hospital in addition to the driver of the car. All three Wheeling ambulances and both engines were on the scene in addition to Battalion 24 and Chief 2400.

Wheeling FD Engine 42 Rosenbauer Commander

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paramedics aid patient in street after crash

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Firefighter/paramedics assist multiple patients at crash site with Stryker cots

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Firefighter/paramedics assist multiple patients at crash site with Stryker cots

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Rosenbauer Commander and Freightliner ambulance at crash

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damaged car after striking a motorcycle

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motorcycle in roadway after crash

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MVA with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 5-27-17

Buffalo Grove police and fire responded to a two-car crash in front of 194 Bernard Drive Saturday morning (5/27/17). Arriving units found one car on it’s side with the driver still inside. While a firefighter/paramedic was inside the car with the patient, others cleared the glass panels before cutting the passenger side posts and folding the car’s roof down onto the ground. The driver was removed and transported to a hospital. The other vehicle’s driver was unharmed. Arlington Heights Engine 4, Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Ambulance 25, and Battalion 4 were at the scene.

car rolled onto side during crash

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighter cuts windshield of car

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighter uses Holmatro rescue tool at crash

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Firefighter uses Holmatro rescue tool at crash

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Holmatro and Hurst rescue tools at crash

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighters move patient on Stryker cot

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crash scene in Buffalo Grove

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Hillside Towing flipping a car

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Car into the building in Arlington Heights, 5-2-17

This from Larry Shapiro:

Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove firefighters were dispatched to a car into the house in the 3100 block of N. Walker Lane East this afternoon (5/2/17). It appears that the incident occurred when an elderly driver was parking in the garage.

elderly driver crashes car through garage of a house

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Arlington Heights FD Engine 4 Pierce Quantum

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elderly driver crashes car through garage of a house

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Arlington Heights FD Engine 4 Pierce Quantum

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MVA in Prospect Heights, 4-14-17

Prospect Heights firefighter/paramedics and Arlington Heights paramedics were sent to the intersection of Hintz and Schoenbeck Roads for a rollover crash with extrication Friday afternoon 4/14/17. Companies arrived to find a mini-van with an older driver that had left the roadway and struck a parked car in a lot. Additionally, they had a Nissan SUV that had rolled completely over before landing upright on the sidewalk. All occupants were out of the vehicles when firefighters arrived.

The minivan driver was transported to an area hospital in Prospect Heights Ambulance 9 and two occupants of the SUV refused treatment and transport.

crash scene involving a minivan

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Nissan SUV after t-bone crash and rollover

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Nissan SUV after t-bone crash and rolloverProspect Heights Fire District squad 9

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Nissan SUV after t-bone crash and rollover

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Nissan SUV after t-bone crash and rollover

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crash scene with 3 vehicles

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Nissan SUV after t-bone crash and rollover

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Semi crash in Wheeling, 4-6-17

Wheeling firefighters spent much of the day standing by at the scene of a semi-tanker crash on the perimeter roadway around Heritage Park. The incident was assigned to 224 S. Wolf Road where the truck to a wrong turn into the park.

Wheeling fire truck with disable semi tractor

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disabled and damaged semi tractor and tanker with hazardous load

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Firefighter drags large diameter hose

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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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