Archive for category crash scene video

Water Rescue in Milwaukee, 12-2-20

This from Asher Heimermann:

Two people were rescued with the Milwaukee Fire Department Dive Team searching for a third after a police pursuit ended in a rollover crash along the bank of the Milwaukee River on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

If the vehicle had rolled once more, it would’ve ended up in the Milwaukee River.
Milwaukee Firefighters rescue victims from car

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Milwaukee Firefighters at the scene of a overturned car by the Milwaukee River

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Buffalo Grove police and fire were dispatched for a woman pinned under a car this morning (7/17/20) in the Chase Plaza shopping center at Lake-Cook and Arlington Heights roads. The woman’s leg was caught underneath her car which apparently was in neutral instead of park when she exited the vehicle. Patrons of the nearby stores were able to shift the car into park before police officers and firefighters arrived. The car was raised with airbags to facilitate the victim’s release. She was then transported to an area hospital.

Buffalo Grove Firefighter/paramedics at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter/paramedics at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove Firefighter/paramedics at crash scene

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air bags used to lift car

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Fatal crash in Milwaukee, WI – 10-24-19

Excerpts from

Three children were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street near 22nd Street and Center Street Thursday evening, Oct. 24, and one died. The driver did not stop.

Police said the hit-and-run crash happened around 5:30 p.m. when a driver disregarded a red light. The crash involved a 10-year-old boy, a 6-year-old girl, and a 4-year-old girl — as well as two vehicles. Officials were not sure if the children were struck by both of the vehicles — but said both vehicles fled the scene. The 6-year-old girl died. The other two children, including the 6-year-old’s sister and cousin, were seriously hurt.

The striking vehicle was described as a 2007-2009 Saturn Aura, gray in color, with front end damage and tinted windows.

Excerpts from an earlier article at

For the next two months Milwaukee police will publicize the names, booking photos, and arrest information of people convicted of and sentenced for felony reckless driving and/or fleeing an officer. The new practice of publicizing the information on the Milwaukee Police Department’s social media platforms is called the “Keep MKE’s Streets Safe” initiative.

Many of those arrested for the offenses are career criminals, and 32 arrested this year have been arrested at least twice for fleeing from police.

The announcement came after a crash that injured three people in the 3100 block of North 35th Street and followed a police pursuit.

Officers were chasing a stolen vehicle involved in an armed robbery/home invasion reported a short time earlier in the 2700 block of West State Street after the driver failed to pull over during an attempted traffic stop. The officers canceled the pursuit, but the driver continued to flee recklessly before crashing into another vehicle.

Currently, officers may chase vehicles linked to violent crimes and are allowed to pursue cars tied to drug dealing or reckless driving.

On Aug. 1, Lequon McCoy, 19, was killed when the driver of a car being chased by police that reached speeds as high as 80 mph ran a red light and struck his Jeep Renegade at North 12th and West Locust streets.

police chase April 18 in which 18-year-old Larenzo Jones was fatally injured stemmed from a shooting that wounded two girls, ages 13 and 16, and a 14-year-old boy. Jones was in the suspect vehicle.

And on June 7, 2018, Police Officer Charles Irvine Jr., 23, was killed in a rollover crash on the city’s northwest side during a pursuit of a reckless driver. His partner, Officer Matthew Schulze, who was driving, was also was injured.

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Water rescue in Rosemont, 8-6-19 (more)

Video from Steve Redick of the car recovery at the Water rescue in Rosemont, 8-6-19

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Fatal crash in Milwaukee, WI – 4-11-19

This from Asher Heimermann:

Shortly after 5 PM, a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy spotted a reckless vehicle on Interstate 94 south in Milwaukee. The vehicle took off and the pursuit exited at Holt Avenue and continued westbound on Morgan Avenue.
The fleeing vehicle struck other vehicles at South 13th Street and Morgan Avenue. The suspect was later arrested after a short foot chase. T The crash left one man dead and at least three people injured.
The Milwaukee Fire Department extrication units arrived on scene along with assistance from Bell Ambulance and the Milwaukee Police Department.
Asher Heimermann


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MVA with entrapment in Lake in the Hills, 3-9-19

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District firefighters responded to a crash Saturday afternoon (3/9/19) in the intersection of Algonquin Road and Harvest Gate Road. Companies found two cars with heavy damage. Two occupants of one car and one from the second car required transportation to the hospital. Firefighters removed two doors from one for the cars to access the driver. Two Algonquin ambulances and one from Huntley transported the patients. Other occupants of the second car were uninjured.


Firefighters using Hurst eDraulic rescue tools at crash scene

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panoramic view of crash scene with fire trucks and ambulances

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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 with car fire and injury in Wheeling, 11-22-18

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling police and firefighters were called to a parking lot at McHenry Road and Denoyer Trail Thursday night (11/22/18) for a car fire with reported entrapment. Police found one car that crashed into a tree in the parking lot of a small shopping center. There was fire in the engine compartment and an occupant had been pulled to safety by bystanders. Firefighters arrived to extinguish the fire and transport the patient to an area hospital.


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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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Crash with entrapment in Milwaukee County Wi 10-22-18

This from Asher Heimermann:

I captured video of a serious car crash involving a tree on Interstate 43 in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin on Monday, October 22nd. 
The North Shore Fire-Rescue responded to the call. So did Flight for Life medical helicopter. Two people were trapped and injured. No deaths were reported at the scene. 


Flight for Life and North Shore Fire-Rescue responded to this incredibly serious vehicle crash on Interstate 43 near Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin on Monday, October 22, 2018. The impact of the crash toppled a tree onto the interstate and impaled the car.

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