Posts Tagged paramedics at crash scene

Multi-vehicle crash with entrapment in Sugar Grove, 3-31-16

This from Mark Cooper:

Here are a couple pics from a bad crash on Rt. 56/30 this morning in Sugar Grove. Sugar Grove and North Aurora FD’s on scene. At least one pinned driver and at least two serious injuries.

bad crash scene on highway

Mark Cooper photo

bad crash scene on highway

Mark Cooper photo

This from Dave Weaver:

The car was traveling eastbound on IL-56 towards I-88 when it crossed through the median striking the SUV. North Aurora FD assisted Sugar Grove at the scene. A medevac was requested but they could not fly due to weather. A storm poured down rain just after the two patients began their transport to Mercy Center Hospital. A Big Rock engine was dispatched to protect the LZ but was diverted to stand by in the Sugar Grove station along with a an ambulance from Bristol-Kendall FPD.

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MVA with entrapment near Long Grove, 3-18-15 (more)

A short video from the tractor-trailer rollover near Long Grove yesterday (3/18/15)

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Buffalo Grove/Wheeling MVA 4-17-14

This from Larry Shapiro:

Wheeling and Buffalo Grove companies responded to a reported MVA with entrapment around the corner from my house this morning. The car left the roadway in Buffalo Grove and ended up in Wheeling. Wheeling companies arrived first and handled the transport. The car went up on the sidewalk, demolished a large portion of a new fence, took out one tree and either ricocheted off or navigated between five others.

There was no entrapment. here are a few images from the scene.

car obliterates fence

Larry Shapiro photo

paramedics tend to a crash victim

Larry Shapiro photo

Toyota Corolla wrecked

Larry Shapiro photo

Toyota Corolla wrecked

Larry Shapiro photo

car crashes into fence

Larry Shapiro photo

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Fatal crash in Arlington Heights, 3-10-14 (update)

Sad news reported by the Daily Herald, a second person has died as a result of injuries sustained at the multi-vehilce crash in Arlington Heights March 10th.

A second man has died from his injuries after a crash caused by a wrong-way driver in Arlington Heights on Monday. Anatoliy Elkind, 48, of Vernon Hills died at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday, said Arlington Heights Police Capt. Andrew Whowell. Elkind was critically injured in the five-car crash on Rand Road near Thomas on Monday afternoon. He was being treated in the ICU at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Police say the crash was caused by Stanley Ksiazek, 51, of Palatine, who was speeding in the wrong lanes of traffic. Ksiazek’s red pickup truck hit four cars before leaving the roadway and flipping over. Ksiazek died from his injuries Monday.

Two other people were hospitalized in the crash with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police have said they do not suspect alcohol was involved in the crash. Whowell said police reached that conclusion because there was no strong odor of alcohol when Ksiazek was extricated from his vehicle or when he was treated at the hospital. But a spokeswoman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office said toxicology tests are being done to test for both alcohol and drugs in Ksiazek’s system. Results of toxicology tests can take three or four weeks.

thanks Dan

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Fatal crash in Arlington Heights, 3-10-14

Several 9-1-1 calls were received by Northwest Central Dispatch about a rollover accident in the 1600 block of N. Rand Road in Arlington Heights shortly after noon today (Monday). As the incident is on the border of the Arlington Heights and Prospect Heights districts, both departments responded with full assignments after it was determined that there were multiple patients and multiple entrapments.

Five vehicles were involved and the drivers of two required extrication, one of which was handled by Arlington Heights companies and the other by Prospect Heights units. Only one of the four Arlington Heights ambulances was available at the time of the incident. Additional ambulances came from Prospect Heights, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Des Plaines.

One of the drivers did not survive.

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There is speculation that the rolled over vehicle went airborne after hitting this minivan. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

Fire department personnel check on the drivers of several cars as companies arrive. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

Two of the vehicles involved. Larry Shapiro photo

Prospect Heights FD fire engine

The crew from Prospect Heights Engine 9 goes to work. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

The engine from the car in the foreground was ejected into the street. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

Prospect Heights firefighters begin an extrication in the street as Arlington Heights firefighters work to free the driver of the rolled over pickup. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

Palatine firefighters assist the driver of another vehicle. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

One patient is removed to an ambulance as another is freed from the wreckage. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights Fire Trucks

Both Arlington Heights squads were at the scene. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

A witness claims that this pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed in the wrong lane. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

After all patients have been removed. Larry Shapiro photo

multiple cars wrecked drink crash

Looking northwest on Rand Road. Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights was at the scene with one engine, the tower ladder, one ambulance, two squads, and several chief officers. Prospect Heights responded with two engines, an ambulance, and several chief officers as well.

A gallery with more image can be viewed at shapirophotography.net

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