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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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Fatal truck crash near Mettawa, 12-23-16

Excerpts from ABC7chicago.com:

One person died and one person was injured early Friday morning in a rollover crash on the Tri-State Tollway at milepost 20 after a tractor-trailer heading west on I-94 lost a wheel around 5:50 a.m. between Everett Road and Route 60 near Mettawa.

The driver lost control, struck a car, hit the concrete median, and overturned. The truck driver was thrown from the cab and died at the scene. The car’s driver was transported with non life-threatening injuries .

wrecked car on tow truck

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Ernie's Wrecker Service

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crushed semi tractor after crash

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Ernie's Wrecker Service

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Construction accident in Mundelein, 8/16/16

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A piece of construction equipment toppled over into a ditch injuring a construction worker and spilling fuel early Wednesday morning.

Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther said the machine’s operator escaped and was walking around before first responders police and firefighters arrived.

Crews were in a large ditch next to the lake and using a drill to complete work under the roadway, according to Guenther. He said the crane attached to a front loader was lifting the drill out of the ditch so it could be refueled, but a weight imbalance caused both machines to tumble into the ditch.

excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

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excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

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excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

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excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

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excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

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excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

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excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

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firefighter uses saw to cut metal

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excavator rolls into ditch in Mundelein

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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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Divers help remove car from pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-20

The Countryside Fire Protection District received calls Monday afternoon reporting a car accident at the intersection of Lakeview Parkway and North Fairway Drive in Vernon Hills. Witnesses said that one of the vehicles drove into a nearby retention pond and that the driver was still inside the vehicle. Divers were dispatched from the Libertyville Fire Department and the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District.

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

The roof and luggage rack of an SUV are visible in the middle of a retention pond at Lakeview Parkway and North Fairview Drive in Vernon Hills. Larry Shapiro photo

The driver was able to get out of the submerged vehicle and was sitting on the car’s roof when firefighters arrived. He reportedly made it out of the water with assistance from several passersby. Both drivers were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12 fire department divers

Fire department divers from Libertyville prepare to enter the water. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers went into the water to secure the SUV for Ernie’s Wrecker Service who was on the scene to remove both vehicles.

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12 fire department divers

Divers secure a strap to the car so it can be winched out of the water. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

An overview of the pond in relation to the intersection where the collision occurred. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro submitted several images from the scene and a short video. More images can be viewed HERE and HERE.

 

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

The SUV is pulled from the water. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

The Libertyville Dive Squad. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

The other vehicle involved in the accident. Larry Shapiro photo

Countryside FPD crash sends car into pond in Vernon Hills 5-21-12

A firefighter washes off the dive gear. Larry Shapiro photo

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Dive Squad and Rehab Unit

The new dive team unit for the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD. Larry Shapiro photo

 

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Truck collision on US 41 3-8-12 (update)

Jeff Rudolph also took in the semi crash in Lake Bluff yesterday:

 Came across Lake Bluff semi pin in yesterday.  Noon time accident, northbound rt. 41 north of 176. 2 fast moving semi’s approached a slow moving semi stuck behind a dumptruck turning. 1st semi swung to the inside lane and passed the slow truck, the second did not see the slower one in time and struck the left rear of the semi. One pt. the driver was pinned and required extensive extrication. Lake Bluff and Knollwood, with Lake Forest ambulance all dispathed. m/a to scene from North Chicago with an engine, Great Lakes with a truck. Libertyville to Knollwood station. Driver was transported to Lake Forest hospital, the other driver was not injured.

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

An overview of the trucks on the highway after the driver had been removed. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Forest ambulance

The Lake Forest ambulance transported the truck driver to the hospital. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

Damage to the cab of one truck in proximity to the other truck involved in the collision. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

It took firefighters close to an hour to free the driver of this truck that was trapped in the cab. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Ernie's Towing

One of several units on the scene from Ernie's Wrecker Service. Jeff Rudolph photo

Lake Bluff Fire Department squad

A brush unit from the Lake Bluff Fire department. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Ernie's Wrecker Service

A heavy wrecker from Ernie's backs down toward the wrecked truck. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

A firefighter grabs supplies from Lake Bluff Squad 520. Jeff Rudolph photo

truck crash with trapped driver 3-8-12 route 41 Lake Bluff

Another view of the damage to the truck after the driver was freed. Jeff Rudolph photo

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