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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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Crash with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 4-1-18

The driver of an SUV was trapped after a one-car collision with a tree. Firefighter from Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Long Grove were at the scene on west Deerfield Parkway between Milwaukee Avenue and Busch Parkway. The extrication lasted just over an hour. The victim was transported to Condell Hospital.

Buffalo Grove Firefighters cut trapped driver from car

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters cut trapped driver from car

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crash scene with Firefighters and ambulance

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters cut trapped driver from car

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Holmatro rescue tools at crash site

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Holmatro rescue rams at crash

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fire trucks at Buffalo Grove crash scene

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crash scene with Firefighters and fire truck

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Holmatro rescue rams at crash

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Firefighters use battery operated Holmatro rescue tool

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crash scene with Firefighters and fire truck

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters cut trapped driver from car

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crash scene with ambulance

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MVA with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 5-27-17

Buffalo Grove police and fire responded to a two-car crash in front of 194 Bernard Drive Saturday morning (5/27/17). Arriving units found one car on it’s side with the driver still inside. While a firefighter/paramedic was inside the car with the patient, others cleared the glass panels before cutting the passenger side posts and folding the car’s roof down onto the ground. The driver was removed and transported to a hospital. The other vehicle’s driver was unharmed. Arlington Heights Engine 4, Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Ambulance 25, and Battalion 4 were at the scene.

car rolled onto side during crash

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighter cuts windshield of car

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighter uses Holmatro rescue tool at crash

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Firefighter uses Holmatro rescue tool at crash

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Holmatro and Hurst rescue tools at crash

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighters free driver trapped in a car

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Firefighters move patient on Stryker cot

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crash scene in Buffalo Grove

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Hillside Towing flipping a car

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MVA with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 12-2-16

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were dispatched for a two-car crash this afternoon (12/2/16) at the intersection of Buffalo Grove Road and Aptakisic short. Two ambulances were requested for the drivers of both cars, one of which needed to have the door opened with a spreader to remove the patient.

Firefighters assist accident victims at crash site

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side impact air bags inflated at crash

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Firefighter uses Holmatro spreader at crash

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Firefighters assist accident victim

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Stryker ambulance cot with Power Load

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Buffalo Groe FD Ambulance 26 Freightliner M2 ambulance

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patient on Stryker cot

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Crash with extrication in Long Grove, IL 9-2-16 (more)

Video from the Crash with extrication in Long Grove, IL 9-2-16

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Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A 21-year-old Crystal Lake man slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler at 1:25 a.m. Friday and is being treated for life-threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor/trailer was heading west on Lake Cook Road, and stopped at a red light at Hicks Road. When the light turned green, the trucker accelerated, but the Crystal Lake man’s 2013 Volkwagen Golf came up from behind and wedged itself under the trailer.

The Long Grove Fire Protection District led the rescue that followed. The car was wedged under the rear trailer of a semi-tractor/trailer unit all the way up to the start of the rear passenger-seat door. The rescue took more than an hour, involving three hydraulic tools, airbags, a tow truck, and two requests for helicopters. At 2:38 a.m., firefighters loaded the driver into an ambulance, and transported him to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating whether the driver had been using drugs or alcohol, or driving while distracted.

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MVA with entrapment in Buffalo Grove, 6-15-16

Buffalo Grove police and firefighters were called to the scene of a two-car MVA on Weiland Road just north of Deerfield Parkway Wednesday at noon. Both drivers were injured. Damage to the driver’s side of the sedan hampered access to remove the patient and a pin-in response was requested. Two engines, two ambulances, and Battalion 4 were at the crash site in addition to several police officers. One patient was transported to Northwest Community Hospital and the other went to Condell Hospital.

firefighters remove patient from car after crash

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firefighter with Holmatro rescue tool

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firefighter with Holmatro rescue tool

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firefighter with Holmatro rescue tool

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firefighters at crash site

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firefighters remove patient from car after crash

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Buffalo Grove FD Ambulance

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department Open House highlights

Photos from Larry Shapiro of the Buffalo Grove FD open house.

Flight For Life medieval

Flight For Life helicopter arriving. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Everyone loves the helicopter. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

EMS informative demonstration. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Junior firefighter challenge. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Enjoying the fire pole. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Always a big crowd to watch the extrication demo. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Extrication demo. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

All eyes on the extrication demo. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

You’d think it was his car being cut up … Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

The live-burn demo is always a crowd pleaser. Larry Shapiro photo

Pink Heaks Tour fire engine

Pink Heals engine. Larry Shapiro photo

Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

Everyone loves the dog. Larry Shapiro photo

fireman interacting with children

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department open house

The public education trailer. Larry Shapiro photo

Arthur 'Skip' Hart

The open house was dedicated to the memory of Arthur ‘Skip’ Hart.

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Crash with extrication in Buffalo Grove, 6/7/15 (more)

More images and a video from the Crash with extrication in Buffalo Grove, 6/7/15

firemen works to free people trapped in a car

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fireman uses sawzall to cut windshield

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fireman uses ax to cut windshield

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firemen secure wreck with rope

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fireman uses Holmatro spreader at crash site

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fireman uses Holmatro cutters at crash site

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fire department safety officer reviews extrication

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crash site with wrecked SUV Ford Escape

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fire truck with wrecked SUV

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Ford Escape wrecked in crash

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wrecked SUVs loaded onto tow trucks

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Crash with extrication in Buffalo Grove, 6/7/15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to McHenry Road and the entrance to The Grove shopping center, north of Lake-Cook Road late this morning (6/7/15) for a two-car crash with one car on it’s side. Battalion 4 arrived and reported that two SUVs were involved with one partially hanging over an embankment into a drainage culvert. The two occupants of the car in the street refused treatment and the other two were entrapped and needed to be extricated.

The car was stabilized with rescue jacks and tied off to the quint while tools were put to work on both sides of the vehicle.

Here are a few shots from the scene. I’ll have more tomorrow along with a video.

car crash with 2 SUVs

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rescue jacks secure car after crash

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SUV tangles over retention wall after crash

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firemen remove the roof of a car

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