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Tanker rollover with Hazmat in Des Plaines, 5-8-19 (more)

Here are some shots of the spill mitigation and uprighting of the tanker from the Tanker rollover with Hazmat in Des Plaines, 5-8-19

Overturned tanker truck uprighted by Schmitt's Truck Repair

Larry Shapiro photo

plugs in tanker to stop leaks

Larry Shapiro photo

Overturned tanker truck uprighted by Schmitt's Truck Repair

Larry Shapiro photo

Overturned tanker truck uprighted by Schmitt's Truck Repair

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damaged tanker after being uprighted

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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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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

Steve Redick photo

semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

Steve Redick photo

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

Steve Redick photo

IDOT Minute Man heavy wrecker at work

Steve Redick photo

semi tractor hanging over expressway wass

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semi chassis dangling over a street where the cab separated

Steve Redick photo

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

Steve Redick photo

Lin-Mar Towing heavy wrecker

Steve Redick photo

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

Tim Olk photo

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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more photos are HERE

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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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School bus crash in Grayslake, 1-5-16

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A school bus with no children onboard rolled over Tuesday morning in a four-vehicle crash on Rollins Road near Sheldon Road.

According to the Grayslake Fire Department, three people were treated for minor injuries at the scene, which was called in to emergency dispatch at 8:16 a.m.

A driver and an attendant were the only people on the bus, which is assigned to Round Lake School District 116. Both got out of the bus through an emergency hatch before first responders police and firefighters arrived.

Grayslake Police Cmdr. Brian Ernst said the bus was headed west on Rollins Road, a four-lane roadway, when a vehicle coming from the opposite direction tried to pass another car and lost control. The passing vehicle, driven by a 25-year-old Ingleside man, crossed the centerline and struck the bus, causing it to rollover on its side.

The first collision caused a secondary crash with two other vehicles involved.

schoolbus that rolled over

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heavy wrecker tow truck at crash site

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Round Lake FD ambulance

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schoolbus that rolled over

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schoolbus that rolled over

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schoolbus that rolled over

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Car backs into grocery store in Buffalo Grove 7-4-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

A Lexus SUV smashed backwards into the glass doorway of the Garden Fresh Market at 770 S. Buffalo Grove Friday afternoon. The driver was evaluated and signed a release as did one store employee that was hit with flying glass while working inside the store.

Lexus SUV backs into grocery store

A Lexus SUV smashed into the entrance of a grocery store inBuffalo Grove July 4, 2014. Larry Shapiro photo

Lexus SUV after driving into a store

The car is winched from the doorway. Larry Shapiro photo

damage to store after car drives through door

A view from inside after the car was removed. Larry Shapiro photo

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Countryside FPD 2nd Alarm haz mat box 3-19-14

The Countryside FPD requested a 2nd Alarm Hazardous Materials Box this morning after a truck trailer tipped over in Vernon Hills. The Daily Herald has this information:

A section of one of central Lake County’s busiest roads was shut down for several hours Wednesday, snarling morning rush-hour motorists, after a truck’s trailer tipped over in Vernon Hills.

No one was seriously injured in the 6:20 a.m. accident on Route 60 at Butterfield Road, said Batallion Chief Kevin Wodrich of the Countryside Fire Protection District.

The truck was pulling two trailers. One of the trailers tipped onto its side as the truck was turning from southbound Butterfield Road onto eastbound Route 60, Vernon Hills police said.

The Con-way Freight truck was hauling two 300-gallon tanks of potassium hydroxide and two 300-gallon tanks of phosphoric acid, the fire department said in a news release, and the tanks leaked. A hazardous-materials team stopped the leaks so workers could clean up the mess.

Tim Olk was at the scene and submitted several images.

hazardous materials scene

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hazardous materials scene

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hazardous materials scene

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heavy wrecker tow truck

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heavy wrecker tow truck

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heavy wrecker tow trucks upright truck trailer

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heavy wrecker tow trucks upright truck trailer

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heavy wrecker tow trucks upright truck trailer

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heavy wrecker tow trucks upright truck trailer

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Prospect Heights MVA with entrapment 11-7-13

This from Larry Shapiro:

Prospect Heights had a three ambulance response to an MVA on Schoenbeck Road at Willow Road just before 6PM. They found a Nissan SUV on it’s side with two unbelted occupants precariously positioned inside. They removed the windshield and the rear tailgate to facilitate removal of the victims. Two were transported and the third ambulance was returned.

I arrived a bit late, just as they had finished removing the 2nd patient. Here are some shots of the scene and there are more on my site HERE.

rollover accident in Prospect Heights 11-7-13

The 2nd patient is removed from the car. Larry Shapiro photo

rollover accident in Prospect Heights 11-7-13

Packaging the patient for transport. Larry Shapiro photo

rollover accident in Prospect Heights 11-7-13

Cribbing to stabilize the vehicle. Larry Shapiro photo

rollover accident in Prospect Heights 11-7-13

An overall view of the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

rollover accident in Prospect Heights 11-7-13

The rear tailgate was removed for access to the patients. Larry Shapiro photo

rollover accident in Prospect Heights 11-7-13

The light tower on Squad 9 was deployed to illuminate the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

rollover accident in Prospect Heights 11-7-13

The tow operator pulls the car onto it’s wheels.Larry Shapiro photo

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3 die after crash with garbage truck in Glenview 10-15-13 (update)

More on yesterday’s crash in Glenview that claimed three lives. Images from Tim Olk and a brief video from Larry Shapiro of the recovery operation.

Glenview Fatal Accident Harrison & Harlem

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Glenview Fatal Accident Harrison & Harlem

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Glenview Fatal Accident Harrison & Harlem

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Glenview Fatal Accident Harrison & Harlem

Tim Olk photo

Glenview Fatal Accident Harrison & Harlem

Tim Olk photo

 

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