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Markham MVA requires Medivac 12-2-11

A single car accident occurred at 167th and Kedzie, in Markham on Friday after a driver swerved to avoid another car before ending up in a ditch colliding with a utility pole. The driver was extricated and transferred to a medivac for the trip to an area hospital.

Somehow Tim Olk was at that scene in time to see the helicopter land to pickup the patient.

Lifestar Chicago medivac transport from a vehicle accident at 167th and Kedzie in Markham 12-2-11

The Lifestar Chicago helicopter lands on Kedzie Avenue to pickup a patient extricated from a car as Markham firefighters standby the landing zone. Tim Olk photo

Lifestar Chicago medivac transport from a vehicle accident at 167th and Kedzie in Markham 12-2-11

Hazel Crest Ambulance 1232 is on-scene near the wrecked full-size car. Tim Olk photo

Lifestar Chicago medivac transport from a vehicle accident at 167th and Kedzie in Markham 12-2-11

After transferring care from the medics on the scene, Lifestar personnel load the patient into the helicopter. Tim Olk photo

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Elmhurst rollover MVA 7-6-11

Elmhurst firefighters responded this morning to a single vehicle MVA on the northbound RT 83 ramp to eastbound I290. They arrived to find a tractor-trailer that had rolled onto one side trapping the driver inside the cab. When the truck rolled, the trailer struck a light pole which buckled in the middle spilling part of the load of plastic pellets. Elmhurst companies responded with two medic units, a battalion chief, an engine, a tower ladder and the heavy rescue unit. The extrication took over 45 minutes and the incident commander requested a medivac to transport the patient. Lifestar Chicago, formerly Loyola Lifestar, transported the patient after the extrication was completed.

Larry Shapiro was in the area and submitted several images from the scene.

Elmhurst Fire Department MVA semi truck rollover med-i-vac RT 83 7-6-11

The Lifestar helicopter lands on the northbound lanes of Route 83 just south of the Eisenhower Expressway to pickup a patient that was trapped in a truck. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Elmhurst Fire Department MVA semi truck rollover med-i-vac RT 83 7-6-11

Elmhurst Fire Department units line the exit ramp from Route 83 to the Eisenhower Expressway as firefighters work to free the driver from this overturned truck. Larry Shapiro photo

Elmhurst Fire Department MVA semi truck rollover med-i-vac RT 83 7-6-11

Firefighters transfer the truck driver from an Elmhurst ambulance to the care of Lifestar personnel for transportation to the hospital. Larry Shapiro photo

Elmhurst Fire Department MVA semi truck rollover med-i-vac RT 83 7-6-11

A steel cable off the front-end winch of Elmhurst's squad was used in conjunction with rescue jacks to stabilize the truck as firefighters worked to free the driver. Larry Shapiro photo

Elmhurst Fire Department MVA semi truck rollover med-i-vac RT 83 7-6-11

Elmhurst firefighters in Squad 1 pickup from the scene after storing all of the equipment used during the rescue. Larry Shapiro photo

Elmhurst Fire Department MVA semi truck rollover med-i-vac RT 83 7-6-11

After the patient was removed and transported to the hospital, the damage to the truck can be seen both at the trailer which has split open spilling debris into the grass and the tractor that was cut apart to rescue the driver. Larry Shapiro photo

Elmhurst Fire Department MVA semi truck rollover med-i-vac RT 83 7-6-11 Bensenville Fire District

As an engine company from Bensenville stands by securing the landing zone, the helicopter lifts off en-route to the hospital. Larry Shapiro photo

A gallery with more images from this scene can be viewed HERE.

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