Archive for category Motor vehicle accident

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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Wheeling crash with rescue 8/8/16 (more)

video from the Wheeling crash with rescue 8/8/16

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Wheeling crash with rescue 8/8/16

Wheeling firefighters along with mutual aid companies from several surrounding towns were sent to the area of 9930 Capitol Drive on Monday afternoon for a reported car into a pond with people trapped. Wheeling Chief 2400 was the first on the scene advising that a car was perched over a concrete retaining wall with at least one occupant inside. Along with the divers and boats that were en route, an urgent request was made for a tow truck to secure the car so firefighters could retrieve the driver.

Several of the incoming units were returned after the nature of the incident was known and work began to secure the SUV and then remove the driver, who proved to be the only occupant.

tow operator secures car stuck on a wall

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fire department divers view a car on a retaining wall with the driver inside

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firefighters secure a car with a rope around a tree

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fire department divers view a car on a retaining wall with the driver inside

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fire department divers remove the driver from a car on a retaining wall

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firefighter paramedics carry a patient up a hill

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The driver sheared off a fire hydrant and hit two cars before plunging over the retaining wall.

crash site with mini van and SUV

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fire department divers decon

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an SUV dangles over a retaining wall of a pond

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heavy wrecker picks up car from retention pond

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MVA with extrication near Mundelein, 1-18-16

This from Tim Olk:

Countryside FPD pin-in accident at Rt 176 & Gilmer today (1/18/16)

tractor-trailer crushes small SUV

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firemen at accident site

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tractor-trailer crushes small SUV

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firemen at accident site

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tractor-trailer crushes small SUV

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tractor-trailer crushes small SUV

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tractor-trailer crushes small SUV

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Tractor-trailer rollover in Long Grove, 10-15-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

There were no injuries after a tractor-trailer rolled over on the infamous ramp at the northern end of IL Route 53 toward WB Lake Cook Road. Long Grove firefighters had to force entry into the container when the driver was unsure of the cargo.

tractor-trailer roll over

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tractor-trailer roll over

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tractor-trailer roll over

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tractor-trailer roll over

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MVA in North Chicago with extrication, 9/21/15

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Firefighters needed more than an hour Monday afternoon to remove an injured woman from her SUV after a crash with a dump truck on northbound Route 41, south of 137 in North Chicago just before 1 p.m.

The woman was then airlifted by  Flight for Life.

“It was an extremely difficult extrication,” said Cmdr. Joshua Rickabaugh of the North Chicago Fire Department. “The way that the victim was pinned inside the car, it was difficult to remove the car around her.”

Libertyville, Knollwood, and Great Lakes fire departments assisted at the scene.

helicopter at scene of horrific crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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EMS personnel at crash site

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medevac leaving crash site with patient

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car after being cut apart by firefighters

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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firefighters work to free a driver after a crash

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Rollover MVA in Mettawa – 5/11/15

This from Niko Stefani:

I happened to be right around the corner when an MVA came in on St. Mary’s Rd and Rt. 176 right in front of the Old School Forest Preserve (5/11/15). I only had my phone on me so sorry for poor quality. Companies on the scene from Libertyville included:

Ambulance 463
Ambulance 461
Quint Co. 462
Engine Co. 461
Battalion 46
Per the arriving fire units, the victim was not injured but was entrapped in the vehicle. Also we see Libertyville with a new ambulance for Station 1.
Accident scene

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Accident scene

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ambulance

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Accident scene

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ambulance

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Car into building in Chicago, 1-21-15

This from Code Photography:

Here are some photos of the vehicle vs building in Chicago on Wednesday (1/21/15).
A couple more photos can be found here:  Car into Building (1/21/15) – codephotography
car crashed into building

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car crashed into building

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MVA with extrication in Morton Grove 10-23-14

Images from Tim Olk of Morton Grove and Niles firefighters working at a wreck this morning (Thursday, 10-23) on Golf Road east of Waukegan Road.

firemen work to free trapped driver from car

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firemen work to free trapped driver from car

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firemen work to free trapped driver from car

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wrecked car after firemen cut out the driver

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rotator heavy wrecker at crash site

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rotator heavy wrecker at crash site

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Fatal truck fire on I-57 (7-19-14) more

Some cell phone pictures from Dennis McGuire, Jr. from the scene of the fatal truck trash and fire Saturday on I-57 near Markham.

dump truck destroyed by fire on I-57

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dump truck destroyed by fire on I-57

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dump truck destroyed by fire on I-57

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