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Multi-victim crash with entrapment in Wheeling, 2-5-19

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to the scene of a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon (2/5/19) on McHenry Road near Manda Lane. Arriving companies found two cars with severe damage and reported multiple patients trapped, some in serious to critical condition. Four ambulances transported patients to area hospitals.

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

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Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

Two cars destroyed after head-on crash in Wheeling, IL 2/5/19 that injured four people.

Larry Shapiro photo

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MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19 (more)

Excerpts from wgntv.com:

Frank Visconti and a friend were heading to the hospital last week for blood work. They were southbound on I-294 near Willow Road when just a few feet in front of them, they saw debris flying and traffic come to a halt. As he drove by the crash, he felt compelled to pull over and aid a woman who some thought was dead. The car driven by Kim Huguelet slammed into the back of the semi and trapped her inside.

“To see the vehicle and the condition it was in, I thought maybe it was going to be a fatality,” Visconti said. “But when she looked up at me, that was it.”

Visconti, a former a paid on-call firefighter in Knollwood, used his training from years ago.

“I just crawled into the vehicle and started pulling pieces of the dashboard off of her,” he said. “I observed her head had a really big cut and I just put pressure on her head and stopped the bleeding as much as I could.

Visconti continued to talk to Huguelet and tried to keep her calm and awake until the fire department.

Huguelet is recovering at Lutheran General Hospital and Visconti visits regularly, calls daily, and expects to throw a big party for her when she recovers.

Her family said she’s not out of the woods yet. She’s had a couple of surgeries. They are hopeful, but doctors are taking it day by day. They wanted to bring attention to Visconti ‘s heroic actions.

thanks Evan

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MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19 (more)

More photos from the MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19

Northbrook FD Squad 11 Pierce Impel PUC

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Flight For Life medical helicopter landing

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Flight For Life medical helicopter landing

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aftermath of car crash

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aftermath of car crash

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aftermath of car crash

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Ernie's Wrecker Service Kenworth T880 twin steer Century 1150 rotator wrecker

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MVA with entrapment and medevac in Northbrook, 1-17-19

Northbrook firefighters were dispatched to the southbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Thursday afternoon for a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer. Companies found the driver of the car needing to be extricated after hitting the back of the truck’s trailer just prior to the southbound exit ramp to Willow Road. 

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was requested to the scene and landed on the highway after all lanes in both directions were shutdown.

 

crash scene on highway with fire trucks and police cars

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MVA in Highland Park, 1-2-19

This from Max Weingardt:

Highland Park MVA Wednesday afternoon at second st & Laurel Ave

car crash in downtown Highland Park IL

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Highland Park FD Engine 32

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head on crash in business district

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Highland Park FD engine and ambulance

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police car and fire trucks at crash site

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MVA in Chicago, 11-27-18

Chicago Police Department SUV at crash site

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crash in intersection

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Chicago Police Department SUV at crash site

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This from Ryan Higgins:

MVA In Chicago at Cumberland & Forest Preserve Drive 11-27-18

 

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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.

 

crash crashed into trees

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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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